New Website!

Hello and welcome to my new website!

I am very excited that you are here and I hope that you stick around to listen to my music and to see what I'm about.  I will be updating my website regularly through 2019 as I am planning events around two major releases. 

The first is my first book entitled "The Jazz Rhythm Section", published by NAfME/Rowman & LIttlefield.  Aimed at band directors, it is a comprehensive overview of the rhythm section with chapters on the main instruments (bass, drums, piano and guitar).  Click under 'Education' for more information.  

The second project is "The Elephant Vanishes: Jazz Interpretations of the Short Stories of Haruki Murakami".  I have written original compositions that takes inspiration from his stories. Featuring Jason Rigby (saxophones), Mike Baggetta (guitar), Art Hirahara (piano and rhodes) and Mark Micklethwaite.  The recording was completed in June 2018 and will be released in 2019. 

Lots going on, so I'm glad you are here and I hope you come back!

Fumi