Jazz Guitar Duo
Yasuhisa Kogawa (Guitar)------
Yasuhisa Kogawa was born on July 13, 1979 in Okayama, Japan. He spent his teenage years in Okayama area. He started to play the piano at 5, and kept studying classical music. In junior high school, he started to play the guitar and violin.
In 1998, He studied classical guitar skill with Atumasa Nakabayashi. After that, He moved to Kansai area, and entered Koyo Conservatory to study jazz. He studied Jazz Guitar with Yuji Thuchino, Classical Guitar with Toru Nakagawa, Jazz Arranging with Eichiro Arasaki.
From 1998, He studied with Mike Stern on several occasions.
In 2001, He was invited to BOSTON IASJ JAZZ Meeting as representative of asian students. He performed with Dave Liebman. He received a scholarship from Berklee College of Music and came to Boston. He majored in Jazz Composition, and he studied with Mick Goodrick, David Fiuczinski, Ken Pulling, and Scott Free.
After graduating from Berklee, he moved to New York area. He studied and performed with Steve Cardenas and Satoshi Inoue.
In April 2004, he was invited to "Japanese Street Festival" at Washington, DC. He performed with Yumi K. and Satoshi Inoue. After that, He moved to Tokyo Japan. He started to perform Jazz Guitar in tokyo area. He performed with Tommy Campbell and Mark Tourian.
He is interested in performing not only jazz but also pure improvised music and contemporary art. In July 2004, He joined a group named CORNE and started to collaborate with dancer.
Yuichi Tanaka (Guitar)------
Yuichi Tanaka was born on April 19, 1982 in Chiba, Japan.
He spent his childhood in Heidelberg, Germany. At the age of 14, he started playing guitar, and composition.
He was inspired by rock, blues and pop musicians.
In April, 1998, he entered "Chiba Prefectural Chiba Senior High School".
During at the high school, he joined to a classical guitar club and a rock music club.
From those days, he formed the band which performs own compositions, and he began musical activities in Chiba, Japan. Taking advantage of performance at event which the rock bar at Chiba sponsored, his band was invited to the event on which prominent Japanese musicians appear.
In March, 2001, he graduated from "Chiba Prefectural Chiba Senior High School". In April, 2001, he entered the department of the Chuo University department of science and engineering civil engineering.
He gave himself up to Jazz music( it is theoretical and sensuous ), after college admission.
He studied Jazz Guitar and Harmony with Motohiko Ichino, Daisuke Abe, and Satoshi Inoue.
During a college student's period, he began performance at the jazz club, bar, cafe, restaurant, rock bar etc... in Tokyo. And he began offering musicians musical pieces, and the guitar teacher.
In March, 2005, he graduated from the department of the Chuo University department of science and engineering civil engineering.
Now, he is pursuing original sound by his own compositions. And also he is working focusing on a performance in Tokyo.
Moreover, he is a sponsor of "Yuichi Tanaka guitar school", and he is a lecturer who teaches 100 or more persons.
And also he is playing an active part in many fields, besides Jazz. ( Composition and Arrangement of popular music, and Literary activity, etc... )