Hiroaki Honshuku, Leader - Flute, EWI
Hiroaki Honshuku was first introduced to jazz in 1985 while teaching
music at the US Naval Base in Yokosuka, Japan. A gradute of both
Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory, he has
studied with various jazz luminaries including George Russell, Dave
Holland and George Garzone, among others. Later, Honshuku went
on to teach at NEC as well as Longy School of Music.
Hiro had been an assistant director for late George Russell at the
New England Conservatory from 1987 until Russell's retirement. Hiro
has been deeply inspired by Russell's Lydian Chromatic Concept for
Tonal Organization, which now characterizes Hiro's writing style
using Tonal Gravity without any traditional II-V-I resolution.
Hiro has played with Mike Stern, Dave Liebman, Mick Goodrick, Dave
Weckl, Tiger Okoshi, Maria Schneider, and Tom McKinley, among
others, and has appeared on over 25 albums