Hi there.Just uploaded a new video to YouTube.
Kazutoyo Koyabu (小籔千豊) is my favorite Japanese comedian who is also active as rapper/singer and hosted big music festival called "Koyabu Sonic". He's pretty hilarious (well, only if you speak Japanese though...). The song is about his mother. I couldn't say he's a great singer, but its lyrics is pretty touching..
Check him out!
Hope you guys enjoy!!
Now I get to play with Mr. Herman Jackson (keyboardist/arranger/musical director for #StevieWonder, #WhitneyHouston, #GeorgeBenson, #AmericanIdol etc & currently professor at #UCLA) every week!!It is a jam session as well so bring your axe and play with us!!
I'll be joining his group every Thursday at Blue Room in Burbank. Words can't describe how #grateful I am for this #opportunity🙏
916 S San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502
I just uploaded a new video
Last month, I had an honor of meeting my guitar hero George Benson himself.
I told him that I love his rendition of "Danny Boy" and transcribed every note of it, and whenever I harmonize a melody I use it as a reference. And he was like "Oh man! I'm so honored my friend!!" Lol.
He is truly a genuine person and definitely have that, what I call, you-don't-have-to-be-famous-to-be-my-friend attitude..
So here's my tribute to Mr. George Benson with all my respect! Thank you! I learn from u a lot!
It's not perfect. There are some mistakes but c'mon man,, this is Goerge Benson's rendition,,, how could "I" play it perfectly ;))
Hope you enjoy!!
The J-pop night at Midtones was a huge success.Shout out to everyone who came out!!
Hi, there.Just trying to update this website a little more often.
I'll be joining very talented #MyJap big brotha Shin Kawasaki and crew this Friday 2/6. We'll be destroying some good-old and some relatively new #Jpop tunes.
There's no cover so come through.. Even if u don't give a $hit about J-Pop, Shin's gonna crack u up so u should be there ;))
Click here for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/908430819175356/?pnref=story
#JpopInvadesLA #JapaneseSongs #JapanesePop #AnimeSongs #BrothaFromAnother #LiveMusic #DowntownLA #MidTones #TGIF
I have uploaded some new videos to my YouTube channel. Please check them out!
Greetings and happy new year to all of you!!I know I haven't updated this website for a loooong time (More than a year?? smh).. haha.
There's more so please come visit my YouTube channel. Leave me a comment!!
Also I had a great time at NAMM 2015!!
Met some of my heroes, the companies that support me, old friends,,, got to jam with musicians from all over the world!
It is the best time of a year ;))
Some photos from NAMM. There's more on my Instagram , so make sure to check them out too!!
Alright, hope you guys have a blessed year!!!
I'm bringing my trio to Nola's in downtown LA May 11th, 2013.It's saturday BBQ brunch.
Kyle Crane, drums
Matt Politano, Keys
Yours truly, guitar
We'll be playing well/less known standards and maybe my compositions as well.
It'll be the first Saturday brunch for Nola's. I believe we all can appreciate more live music happening in LA, right? :) So please come support live music !
Starts at 11:00am. We'll play 3sets.
Nola's - A Taste of New Orleans
734 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
I have uploaded a video for the 1st time in a long time.
Solo guitar rendition of Liberty City by Jaco Pastorius.
I transcribed the most of the chord voicings from the piano version on his Modern Electric Bass DVD and horn sections from original version.
Hope you enjoy.
Guitar: PRS McCarty Hollowbody
Amp: Acoustic Image Corus
Cabinet: Raezer's Edge Twin 8
#OneOfTheSongsIWantPlayedAtMyFuneral #JacoWasEverythingInMyTeens #PRS4LIFE
Another great news!
I got an email yesterday. It says "We would love to add you as an Artist on our roster"...
Means, I'm now an endorsed artist of Paul Reed Smith Guitars!!!!
For me, this is kind of dream-come-true occasion because last 10 years the only guitar I played on gigs, recordings, and any performances is PRS guitar. I'm a kind of guitarist who sticks to one guitar I love to play and feel comfortable with.
I feel very fortunate to be able to work with the companies I love!
Well, first thing I should do as an endorser is to work on the correct pronunciation of "PRS". #FOB
With Mr. Paul Reed Smith himself!!
This pedal, the Organizer (polyphonic organ emulator) by EarthQuaker Devices, just arrived.
At the NAMM show, I visited EarthQuaker Devices' booth to try out the pedal I'd been thinking to get. People there were so nice. They complimented me on my playing and gave me discount, but that was over my budget. So I just gave them my info and my CD and told them that I'd contact when I'm ready to buy.
Few days later, they provided me with the pedal for free, saying "We liked your CD better than others we received from the NAMM". What an honor.. Such great people.
They make very high-quality handmade out-of-the-box-thinking pedals.
I've tried all of the other competitions (as far as I know). the Organizer beats all of them for its much clearer and more natural sounding overtones and its small size.
I'm not an official endorser or anything but feel like am. I'll try to put up either audio or video of me playing this pedal soon.
Much love and respect for the people at the EarthQuaker Devices.
Please check them out.
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