Hiroya Tuskamoto

January 17, 20197:30pm 301 Main StreetNorth Little Rock, AR 72114

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Hiroya 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 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 including several appearances at Blue Note in New York City with his group and Japanese National Television(NHK). Hiroya performed, recorded and shared stage with Esperanza Spalding, The Kennedys, Joe Jencks(Brother Sun), Michael League (Snarky Puppy), Brooks Williams and Jim Kweskin.

“Hiroya has pioneered a sub-genre of world music that mirrors the multicultural make up of the ensemble” -The Asahi

“A Japanese guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us to an impressionistic journey” -Boston Herald

“…chops, passion and warmth. Zealously recommended.” -Jazz Review.com

“His music is earthy, organic and an amalgam of elements imported from diverse genres” -The Groove

“He delivers skillful and innovative guitar instrumental solos” -Folk Project

“…imparts a mood of piece and tranquility. -The Live Music Report

”Close your eyes, and imagine his fingers dancing across the strings. You can hear each instance. “ -Victory Music

“Hiroya Tsukamoto plays with fluid mastery, pristine tone, and great warmth. ” -Celine Keating (author / Acoustic Magazine / minor7th)

Hiroya Tuskamoto

January 17, 20197:30pm 301 Main StreetNorth Little Rock, AR 72114

Buy Tickets

Hiroya 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 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 including several appearances at Blue Note in New York City with his group and Japanese National Television(NHK). Hiroya performed, recorded and shared stage with Esperanza Spalding, The Kennedys, Joe Jencks(Brother Sun), Michael League (Snarky Puppy), Brooks Williams and Jim Kweskin.

“Hiroya has pioneered a sub-genre of world music that mirrors the multicultural make up of the ensemble” -The Asahi

“A Japanese guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us to an impressionistic journey” -Boston Herald

“…chops, passion and warmth. Zealously recommended.” -Jazz Review.com

“His music is earthy, organic and an amalgam of elements imported from diverse genres” -The Groove

“He delivers skillful and innovative guitar instrumental solos” -Folk Project

“…imparts a mood of piece and tranquility. -The Live Music Report

”Close your eyes, and imagine his fingers dancing across the strings. You can hear each instance. “ -Victory Music

“Hiroya Tsukamoto plays with fluid mastery, pristine tone, and great warmth. ” -Celine Keating (author / Acoustic Magazine / minor7th)