Categories

Archives

Profile

Kentaro Suzuki
[contrabass&electric bass player/composer/arranger]

Born 1973 in Tokyo Japan.Living in Paris since 2006.He starated play piano 5ages,and He started play electric bass 12ages.When he was 16years old,He started to play on GIGs. He had many experiences to play for wide variaty styles of mucsicJazz,Rock,Pops,Contemporaly,improvisation, Classic,etc…]and then,he take many colaboration with anothermedias.for example,visualarts,poems,theatre,dance,and monk,marshal arts etc…


Summary of Experience

2015
>Own project of improvised music concerts at Paris
>Played with Ensemble Baroque de Toulouse(Baroque music)
2014
>Own project of alternative JAZZ,concerts at Paris and region Paris
>Invited as solist for improvisation music events
>Played with Ensemble Baroque de Toulouse(Baroque music)
2013
>Membre of Nicolas Parent Trio(Jazz)
>Own project of alternative JAZZ,concerts at Paris and region Paris and Japon tour
>Played with Ensemble Baroque de Toulouse(Baroque music)
>Sub teacher for classic contrabass class in Vernon music school
>Sub teacher for classic contrabass class in Evreux music school
2012
> played for Renne des neiges [theatre program] by Llum
Teatre(directer: Joan Mompart)
>australia and new-calédonie tour with LouLouDjine(musique du
monde origine ex-Yougoslavie)
>Own project of alternative JAZZ,concerts at Paris and region Paris and Japon tour

2011
>Member of Minjung Lee Quartet(Korean Jazz)
>Swiss small tour with LouLouDjine(World music from ex-Yugoslavia)
>Played with Ensemble Baroque de Toulouse(Baroque music)
>Played with Ensemble Les Caractères for Polifonia Eliane Lavail(Baroque music)
>Own project of alternative JAZZ,concerts at Paris and region Paris and Japon tour

2010
>Member of Barry Jones(Flamenco folk),
>Smac Taki(Music of Latin America)
>Serbia and Croatia tour with LouLouDjine(World music from ex-Yugoslavia)
>Played with Ensemble Baroque de Toulouse
>Own project of alternative JAZZ,concerts at Paris and region Paris
Japon tour with few groupes of music

2009
>Project Espira(own project of alternative JAZZ)concerts at Paris and region Paris
>Member of LouLouDjine((World music from ex-Yugoslavia) and Serbia,Croatia and Slovenia tour

2008
>Collaboration in spectacle of comteporary dance [noon dance performance TRIP] of dancer-choregrapher Eri Matsuzaki
>Japon tour with few groupes of music
>Creation of own label [GrandMarée]

2007
>Worked as a composer and Contrabass player for the Theater program[Water Cat/written by Haruki Amanuma] performed by Kazunori Abe[ex,Ku´Nauka]

2006
>Worked as a composer and Contrabass player for
the collaboration project called ¨Mnemosyne¨ by Teatre Garasi[Laboratory of Theatre Creations from Indonesia] and Ku´nauka[Theatre Company from Japan]
>Composed for the movie [Yume Jyu-Ya/written by Soseki Natsume] Director:Ruri Masumoto

2005
>Worked as a musical director and performer for [Kawasaki Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition 2005]

2004
>Worked as a musical director and performer for [Kawasaki Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition 2004]

2000
>Composed for the movie [kieta-namida-nara-ten-ni] by Mika Hashimoto[Encouragement Prize was awarded to this piece from Japan Media Arts Festival by Agency for Cultural Affairs]

1993
>started the career as a member of [AJJD]

Discography
2015
aco+taca [Towa No Hikari]
Nicolas Parent Trio [Tori]
Kentaro SUZUKI Solo [Improvisation…A primitive Language For Our Inner Voyage]
2014
[Turquoise]Minjung Lee Quartet
2013
[Vmaj7]David Federmann
[The shape of silent fantasy]Otoms
2012
[Cosmos polyphonic]Otoms
[Ya-Wa]Kentaro SUZUKI
2011
[Otoms]Otoms
[自己矛盾の日々:The Days of self-contradicion]Espira
2010
[Balooning Sound]Riko GOTO Trio
[Comment On Y Va?]Espira
2009
[les fleurs flottent au temps]Espira
[la route de la soie]Taca Shimizu Samurai3
2008
[Journey with the great calls]Espira
[le pendule du voyageur]Riko Goto Trio
[Kaze no tani]Taca Shimizu Samurai3
[Jazz Headed]Lena Circus
2006
[Espira]Espira
2003
[After Image]Haruinu Band
2001
[To-oi Kuni]Haruinu Band
2000
[Loose]Do-shin-sucharaka
1999
[Haru to Inu Jyu-ni -gatugou]Haruinu Band
[Ska Pon Tan]Do-shin-sucharaka

Awards
2000
The winner of the best player prize of the competition[Tokyo Hot Indies]

Education
2010-
class of [contrabass] and [classicical music] course of Pôle d’enseignement supérieur de la musique Seine-Saint-Denis-Île-de-France
2009-2010
[Baroque music] course of Consevatoire National de Region de Musique
2007-9
class of [pefectionment] of contrabass course of Consevatoire National de Region de Musique de Aubervillers La-Courneuve
2007
graduated Ecole National Musique et Danse
Motreuil with [médaille d’or]
2006
had a François Rabbth’s private lesson
1993
graduated Musashino School Of Music
1992-1999
studied with Tatsuya Ampo[New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra]