Takashi Matsunaga(Pianist, Composer)

Born in 1986. Jazz giant, Hank Jones praised his piano skill when Takashi was 13.
Matsunaga has made his debut at the age of 17 with the album "Takashi" which became a best seller.
After performing with Herbie Hancock at Tokyo Jazz 2013, he was acclaimedfrom musicians from all over the  world.
In 2004, released the album "Strom Zone" in USA, Europe and Asian countries and became the  youngest artist to record a leader album for the renowned Blue Note label in it’s 75 year history by breaking the record of Miles Davis.
He writes and plays various theme music for news programs & TVcommercials.
He also works on classical music enthusiastically and plays with many orchestras inside and outside of Japan.
He played with his own Jazz piano Trio in front of the Crown Prince & Princess Aiko in 2009 and he also played solo in front of prime minister Abe in 2013.

Matsunaga releases his 6th album “GOOD NEWS!” in November as 10thanniversary project since his debut. His distinguished sense of rhythm and overwhelming pianism are critically acclaimed from both
inside and outside of Japan.