Norihiro Kikuta has been developing a reputation as one of the most promising guitarists – incorporating jazz,
soul, and reggae elements to create his signature sound.
Born in 1984 Sapporo, Japan, Norihiro was inspired by Chicago Blues at an early age. Following a stint with a
local band, he began performing professionally at 18 years old. After cutting his teeth on gigs throughout
Tokyo, he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where he honed his guitar playing and production
skills from 2005–2008. While there, he met professors/musical mentors such as Jim Kelly, Matt Jenson, Skip
Smith, Winston Maccow, and Jon Damian