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April 11th, 2016

New Project has announced! New York based Japanese jazz band called


Album and tour info coming soon stay tuned!!

February 6th, 2015

Arigato so much for all your support in last year!!!

Ulysses Owens Jr. and I started a new band called “New Century Jazz Quintet” and CD release tour/concert was big success in Japan and U.S. We’re currently working on upcoming 2nd album so stay tuned!!

New Century Jazz Quintet’s 1st album “Time is Now” , also Charles Turner III “Dreamers”, Felix Peikli “Royal Flush” and Darren Barrett DB Quintet “Live and Direct” are available on iTunes.

I’m in Doha for 6 weeks residency at Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha leading my trio with special guests. We had an amazing 1st week and 5 more to go!!

March 13th, 2014

I hope you’re having good year of 2014 so far, and I’m really exited to announce this new band co-lead by Ulysses Owens Jr. and myself called “New Century Jazz Quintet”.

We just finished recording an album and this will be released worldwide in this summer-fall.

Also great friends of mine Charles Turner III, Darren Barrett, Felix Peikli, Mary Davy are about to release a new album as well. I was also blessed to be a part of these great projects and these albums are coming out pretty soon as well so stay tuned!!

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full calendar

Hiroshima Music High School Last Concert

September 30th, 2016 @ 6:30pm

JMS Aster Plaza Hall, Hiroshima, Japan

Duo 40th year anniversary Live with Mabumi Yamaguchi

October 1st, 2016 @ 8:00pm

Duo, Fukuyama, Japan

Takeshi Ohbayashi Solo Piano Concert

October 6th, 2016 @ 7:00pm

Fukuyama Museum of Arts, Fukuyama, Japan

Takuya Kuroda West Coast Tour

October 20th, 2016 @ 6:00pm

10/20-23, TBA