Born in Tokyo, Japan, December 17, 1958. His professional
music career started when he was playing piano in a Modern
Jazz Club in college. At that time he was discovered and worked
with famous artists who are leading figures in fusion and new
music. His sound, which used electronics at that time, was
colorful and remarkable.
In his career as a producer, he programmed the Roland
synthesizer for performance in the project, Pendulum (with the
guitarist, Toshiki Nunokawa, who is the leader of another band
Valis), produced the title music for a program on Tokyo FM
radio, and music for a theater drama.
In 1991, he formed his own band "SO-DA!" and won prizes in a
number of contests. In 1993, he played a session over NHK-FM
radio. And he released his first CD single in 1994. His musical
activities developed through his live performances at his home
base, the club "Roppongi Pit-In". His melodious, warm sounding
original numbers won him wide popularity from music lovers of
Recently, He joined a band called "Pan Cake" with the unusual
instrumentation of a steel pan drum, an accordion, and an
acoustic guitar. The group has released two albums on MIDI
records. He plays the accordion, composes, and makes
arrangements for this group. His originality comes through in
his Brazilian influenced sound, his original pieces, and his unique
arrangements of some unusual songs.
In his latest work, he clears entirely new ground with the
accordion. His expression using the accordion sound, free from
the limitation of any traditional style, has been very well
received. Since releasing his first solo album "Accordiana" in
the fall of 1997, he has pursued solo performance in earnest.