Masamichi Sato (Pf)
Hideki Hasegawa (Ba)
Yozo Nomura (Dr)
Masamichi Sato started playing jazz piano when he joined modern jazz circle in Aichi University. He started his professional music career while he is in the University. He joined Eizi Nakagawa’s Unit and is performing at Tokai/Hokuriku Tour on a regular basis.
In 2010, Masamichi made Duo CD ‘Duet’ with vibraphonist Mari Yamashita. He united MAHIZO in 2012, playing jazz standards with his original arrange. Mahizo recorded live recording CD at Intelsat, Kira.
At present, Masamichi Sato is based on Aichi and performing nationwide in Japan with his band MAHIZO.
Born in Mie Prefecture, Hideki Hasegawa began the guitar when he was fourteen. He switched to playing the wood bass at the age of twenty, upon discovering jazz, teaching himself rudiments and theory. Gaining experience through taking part in various sessions, Hideki, performed as a pro bassist in the Tokai region of Japan, whilst being based in Mie.
Not just jazz, but well versed in many music genres, Hideki has also participated in music recordings. He is now based in Aichi, and performs in over 250 gigs annually. Hideki Hasegawa brings a free, emotional and bold approach to his style of bass performance.
Born in Aichi, Yozo Nomura started playing drums when he joined school brass band in his junior high. He also played in a couple of rock/heavy metal band. He joined jazz big band in his university. Yozo’s musical interest moved to acoustic music. He studied jazz drumming with Nobuyasu Satake.
At present, Yozo Nomura performs and records in various style such as jazz, pops, and rock with his motto ‘Sound with the human warmth’.