Kotaro Hiramitsu (Pf)
Satoshi Arakawa (Ba)
Hiro Omori (Dr)
Jazz pianist, Kotaro Hiramitsu, was born in Togo, Japan. He started to play classical piano during his childhood. As a college student at Gifu University, he joined the New Stars Jazz Orchestra, Liebe Parze. This introduced him to the world of jazz. His teacher was Shuhei Mizuno.
In 2009, Kotaro started his career as a jazz pianist in the Tokai area of Japan. He won the 2012 Kanazawa Jazz Street Competition, and has been invited to perform in jazz festivals in Korea and China.
In recent years , he also performs jazz organ, his performance constantly evolving .
He released two CDs with his own group ’Straight Line’.
Furthermore, Kotaro works with many talented musicians and holds jam sessions in Nagoya. His colorful and vigorous sound and delicate phrasing is acknowledged among musicians and his audience. Since 2015, Kotaro is an organizer and executive committee member of the “Jazz Connection in Nagoya” jazz festival.
Satoshi Arakawa was born in 1989 and began studying electric bass and guitar with his brother when he was in junior high school. In 2008, he entered the Nagoya College of Music and studied jazz bass under Osamu Hikage and classical bass under Mitsushi Murakami and Nobuyuki Tanaka. He graduated at the top of the Jazz & Popular Music course of his college and performed at the graduation concert in 2012. At present, he performs as a bass player in the Nagoya region of Japan.
Born in Nissin, Aichi, Japan in 1983, Hiro Omori started to play drums at the age of ten. His first performance was with his father’s big band. After playing with various rock bands, Hiro decided to learn jazz music and entered the Nagoya school of the Koyo Conservatory of Music. In 2006 he received a scholarship to enter the Berklee College of Music in Boston. During his time there, Hiro kept searching for his own style of drumming. After graduating from Berklee, he moved to New York where he studied under the great jazz drummer, Ari Hoenig. At the same time, Hiro led his own band, performing at various venues. Returning to Japan in 2010, Hiro now actively performs in the Tokai area. He is also a drum instructor.