George Benson 

Great vocalist / guitarist No introduction is necessary for an artist of his caliber and celebrity !

 

   
Celia Cruz 

Queen of Salsa !

   
Gerri Granger 

Great vocalist who worked with Sammy Davis Jr. Her TV credits include Ed Sullivan,Johnny Carson,Mike Douglas, Merve Griffin, David Frost, Dick Cavett, Steve Allen. Joey Bishop, Virginia Graham, and Jonathan Winters. She was a regular on a weekly variety series “What’s It All About World” with Dean Jones, plus a TV Variety Special “The Singers” with Mel Torme’ and Jack Jones.  “She projects her voice skillfully and easily, making particularly good use of the rich, lower areas of her range. She phrases perceptively, enunciates cleanly and does it all with a casual throwaway manner as she takes confident command of the stage”-JOHN S. WILSON- New York Times

   
Melvin Davis 

Great keyboard player, singer who has been playing with George Benson for more than 25 years. Has played with Charles Earland, Jack McDuff, Rohda Scott ,Loni Yougblood, and more.His talent and God given gifts do not end with his playing and singing. Melvin writes melodies which include the sounds of several kinds of musical instruments.He creates music to everyone’ s ear. He adds meaningful lyrics to these incredible sounds and servesas an arranger and brings to the recording studio that same mesmerizing aura that he releases while live on stage. He’s in Ronny Jordan’s band and appears in many places in the world.

   
NAHKI 

NAHKI was born in Japan, in the year Jamaica became independent. He grew up with Reggae music having lived in Jamaica and sings in the language of the Jamaicans.He is not only a great singer, he’s a song writer, and producer as well. He has performed at big concerts many times in Jamaica. He has released 9 full albums since the1990’s. He collaborated with DIANA KING in 1996, and a song called “I’LL DO IT” was a big hit in Japan. He now lives in the NY area to find a “ new essence “ for his music.

   
Yuko Darjeeling 

Her voice is Crystal Clear ! She loves Pop music, however she sings not only Pop songs, but Bosa Nova (in Portuguese), Jazz, Spanish , Japanese, korean and even French. She was invited to the “Finland Airlines Europe Jazz Festival” as a guest performer with Yuichiro Oda in 1999. She performed with TS Monk for “Do Enka Concert” at The museum of The City of New York in 2008 and 2010. George Benson says “She has a beautiful voice and she is a great singer ! ” She was scouted as a model in New York City. She’s expected to be successful as a singer and a model. Currently she’s recording her original songs.

   
George Macheda 

George Macheda is a top drummer, singer, contractor and bandleader. George has performed and recorded with a broad range of artists including: Gregory Abbott, Stony Broder, Charlie Brown, Cornelius Bumpus, Paul Butterfield, Caf, Oscar Cartaya, Al DiMeola, Hubert Eves, Philip Hamilton, Burt Jones, Amir Kasan, Cindy Lauper, Vince Martell, Larry McCrae, Fred McFarlane, Paul Pesco, Monte Rock III (Disco Tex and Sexolettes), Nile Rodgers, Charles Smith, Valtinho, Geraldo Velez, Billy Vera and the Beaters, Stevie Wonder, Lonnie Youngblood, Drew Zing and many others. George has done some experimental recording with George Benson who complimented his “great groove.” Having received accolades from other great talents, such as Grady Tate, Drew Zing and Steve Gadd, to name a few, this compliment from George Benson was the “icing on the cake.” Many clients have relied on George’s skilled experience to provide the best sound and talent for their projects and events. In addition, George speaks five languages including Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, English and Russian.

   
Hideo Yamazaki 

He was born in 1968. He started playing guitar when he was 13 years old. When he was 23 years old, He signed a contract with YAMAHA MUSIC SCHOOL as an instructor of Guitar and Bass. He also signed a contract with THE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT SCHOOL as an instructor. He teaches Rock to Jazz, and his students number more than 2000 since 1989. He often comes to NY to play and teach “Guitar”.

   
Takeshi Kawana 

Takeshi Kawana is a great engineer who has a repair center called KAWNATRON for electric musical equipment world wide. The KAWANATRON specializes in Analog and Digital equipment, such as an Oberheim, Arp, Sequencial circuit, Buchla, EML, Hammond, Eventide, Lexicon, Roland and etc. A list of client’s who regularly request repairs include Yuuichiro Oda, Mike Stern, Joe Zawinul, Ryuchi Sakamoto, Akiko Yano etc.

   
Hiro Iida 

HIRO IIDA is a great music producer.His talents include playing synthesizer, piano, trumpet, and cello.He’s also adept at mix engineering. He graduated the Music Synthesizer Department of Berklee Univesity, and he taught there(‘90-’97). He performed with YAN HAMMER, DAVE GRUSIN, and TOM COSTER in his Berklee days. He moved to New York City in 1997. Since then he has worked with many great poeple such as JEFF BOVA(CELINE DION’S PRODUCER), LYLE MAYS (PAT METHENY GROUP), RON CARTER, MINO CINELU, and many others.

   
Mayo Shono

Mayo Shono is a Singer, Song-Witer. She was born in Osaka, Japan. Appeared in the “NHK Ko-Haku Uta Gassen” ( One of the most famous music program in Japan) in 1978, singing “Tonde Istanbul” (means Fly to Istanbul). She’s  established NPO called “Musicians without borders” and she’s been going to many different countries to help people through music. She performs, brings musicians, or donates music instruments. Oda produced two of her full albums,“Reminiscence Red” and “Reminiscence Blue”.
   
Sumiko Tajihi

A native of Yamaguchi, Japan, Sumiko Tajihi received her bachelor’s degree from The Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music in Nagoya, and was the first prize winner in the 12th Youth Competition in Yamaguchi Prefecture. She has performed extensively as a soloist with orchestra, including San Luis Potosi Symphony Orchestra (Mexico), Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra (Romania), and as a chamber musician with concerts throughout the United States, Europe and her native country. In 2007 she appeared as a soloist on the world’s greatest stage, Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No.1 in G Minor with the New York Symphonic Ensemble. Oda produced her first album, “I Am Everywhere”.
   
SAKAI 

Sakai was born in Shizuoka Japan in 1966. He started playing guitar as a professional guitarist in Tokyo in 1989. He had been playing various music as Jazz, Blues, Pop, Latin, Brazilian, Folk, Rock etc. in Tokyo area. He moved to New York City in 1995. He’s active and he performs Bossa Nova mainly at many different places in New York. He’s been writing original songs and Oda produced his first album.

   
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