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    須川 崇志 (bass, cello)




    2001年に日本大学文理学部を中退後、奨学金を得てアメリカへ渡り、バークリー音楽大学にてJohn Lockwood氏にベースを師事する。2006年に同大学を卒業、ニューヨークへ移住した直後にピアニストの菊地雅章氏に出会い、以後氏のアートフォームから多大な影響を受ける。2008年9月に日本へ帰国。辛島文雄トリオを経て、2010年より6年間日野皓正カルテット、同クインテットのメンバーを務める。現在の主なレギュラーバンドに峰厚介カルテット、本田珠也トリオ、同カルテット、八木美智依トリオなど他多数。現在、ホットミュージックスクールでベース講師も務めている。






    Takashi Sugawa (bass, cello)


    Born in Gunma Prefecture, Japan, in February 1982. Takashi began his music career at age 11 playing classical cello, then switched to bass when he was 18. Takashi was awared a scholarship from Berklee College of Music, where he studied double bass under John Lockwood. After graduating in 2006, he moved to Brooklyn, NY., where he met Masabumi Kikuchi, whose music and art exerted a strong influence on Takashi.

    In September 2008, Takashi left New York and returned to Japan, settling in Tokyo. He joined the Terumasa Hino Quartet in March 2010, and has been became a regular member of the band since that time. Takashi is currently playing with several other bands as well, including the Kosuke Mine Quartet, Tamaya Honda Trio, and Michiyo Yagi Trio.

    Takashi has performed at such festivals as The Montreux Festival in Switzerland, Tokyo Jazz, the Wangaratta Jazz Festival in Melbourne, Australia, and the Mores Festival in Germany.



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