B i o g r a p h y

TORU TAKIGUCHI

Guitarist/Composer/Arranger

 

Toru Takiguchi was born at the foot of Mt. Fuji to a pianist mother and a martial artist father. Raised on music and nature, Toru started to play the guitar at age 12. When he was 16, he was introduced to the Keith Jarrett CD, “The Paris Concert”, and thus began his journey in jazz.

 

Soon after, Toru moved to New York to study and perform jazz. Since then, he has expanded his horizons not only in jazz but also in Brazilian music and flamenco. His sensitive, passionate, and rhythmical approach to music has charmed audiences worldwide.

Toru leads his own trio and works with many kinds of groups/projects. He is often seen with singer/songwriter Avi Wisnia. He has performed at prestigious venues such as The Kennedy Center and World Café Live, and local venues in New York such as Joe’s Pub, Rockwood Music Hall, and the Tea Lounge. He has also appeared at SXSW, CMJ, and the Apple Farm festivals. 

 

 

富士山の麓、静岡県御殿場市生まれ、

ピアノ講師の母の影響で、音楽に囲まれた環境で育つ。

12歳のときからギターに興味を持ち、

20歳の時、単身ニューヨークへ。

音楽学校に通いながら、ジャズを学ぶ。

卒業とともに、ジャズ・ブラジリアン音楽、ミュージカル、ゴスペルバンドと、演奏家としての活動の場を広げる。

色々なグループにギターリストとして、

アメリカを代表するコンサートホール

The Hammerstein Ballroom,Symphony Space,(New York)

The Kennedy Center(Washington DC)、演奏家として、

アメリカ合衆国アーティストビザを取得。

 

作曲家、音楽家として、ジャズの枠を超え自身のグループ“Torujazz”をスタート。

Tomi Jazz, Miles Café, Zinc Bar(New York)

World Café(Philadelphia)Twins Jazz(Washington DC) An Die musik(Baltimore)などで、活動。

Torujazzの音楽は、ジャズの枠にとらわれない、

 ”本当に、美しい世界、楽しい音楽!"

                                       Don/Brooklyn Music Shop Owner

 

© torujazz 2016