Born in Kobe, Japan and NYC based six-string electric bass player, upright
bass player, composer, mountain dulcimer and syamisen player.
He has been playing music for as long as he can remember. He received the
scholarship and outstanding performer award before graduating sum cum a
laude from Berklee college of music in Boston, MA.
With a strong background in jazz improvisation, Western classical music,
Japanese traditional music and African inspired musical sensibilities of South
America, his playing is an amazing combination of finesse, subtlety, and
Performing with great artists such as Mike Stern, Dave Weckl, Joe
Lovano, Donny Mccasalin, Ari Hoenig, Cliff Almond, Marta Gomez, Labalteu
band, Interoceanico, Eric Kurimski, Oscar Penas, Richie Barshay, Andy Arnold,
Vladimir Cetkar, Hiromi, Dave Eggar, Big Apple Circus, Alex
Skolnick(Testament) and Gil Goldstein, he has redefined the role of the bass.
He is also a core member of World music group, House of Waters