Upper Jay Art Center / Recovery Lounge Event Information:
Suggested donation- $15
Hiroya Tsukamoto guitarist - composer
photo by Gary Alter
"...chops, passion and warmth. Zealously recommended!" -Jazz Review.com
"Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us to an impressionistic journey" -Boston Herald
Hiroya Tsukamoto is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after.
In 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. He formed his own group in Boston "INTEROCEANICO (inter-oceanic)" which consists of unique musicians from different continents including Latin Grammy nominee Colombian singer Marta Gomez. The group released three acclaimed records ("The Other Side of the World", "Confluencia" and "Where the River Shines"). Hiroya released two solo albums ("Heartland" and "Places") from Japanese record label 333 discs.
Hiroya has been leading concerts internationally as a leader including several appearances at Blue Note in New York City and Japanese National Television. He performs more than one hundred shows a year across the US and internationally.