As a trombone player, coming from a rare background with no musical experience until entering university, he became the frontman of the Gentle Forest Jazz Band, formed in 2005. In 2007, he was invited by his friend, Kenta HAMANO, to join the ZAINICHI FUNK. Asides from playing for both bands, his unique character has gained attraction and has also starred in TV commercials, programs and music videos.
As a jazz guitarist known for his upbeat swinging play, he traveled the world in his early 20’s to perfect his craft while playing jam sessions with regional musicians. After returning to Japan, he studied under jazz guitarist Yoshiaki Okayasu. Since then he has released 3 albums and performed at jazz festivals in America and Taiwan for which he has received worldwide acclaim.
Throughout his career, his free drumming style has helped him earn the trust of many musicians. Starting the drums as a child, he went on to study ensemble basics at the Koyo Conservatory of Music of the Berklee International Network after graduating high school. Then, during his year studying in Los Angeles, he fell in love with swing jazz. Since returning to Japan, he has extensively worked and collaborated with artists of various genres.