Hiroya Tsukamoto in concert
Tsukamoto 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 1994, Tsukamoto entered The Osaka University and while at college in Japan, Tsukamoto was introduced to a musical and social movement in South America called Nueva Cancion headed by musical legends such as Victor Jara and Violeta Parra.
In 2000, Tsukamoto received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. He is also the recipient of the Professional Music Achievement Award. Tsukamoto completed a debut album entitiled “The Other Side of the World” with his band INTEROCEANICO and released in 2004. His composition entitled “El Otro Lado del Mundo” was nominated as the finalist of The USA Songwriting Competition 2004 and “Samba de Siempre” in 2005, also “Seventh Night” is the finalist of International Acoustic Music Award in 2006. Tsukamoto released his second album entitled “Confluencia” in 2006, and the third album “Where the River Shines” in 2008.
Tsukamoto has been leading concerts with his group including several appearances at Blue Note in New York, and has performed with Esperanza Spalding, Marta Gomez, Kendrick Scott (The Crusadors), Pete Kennedy (The Kennedys) and Dave Maxwell (Muddy Waters Band).
Tsukamoto’s recent album is “Places.” In October 2012, Tsukamoto did four days live performances on Japan Public TV(NHK) program “El Mundo.”
For more information about Tsukamoto, visit hiroyatsukamoto.com.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is recommended. The library is handicapped accessible and can provide assistive listening devices upon request. For more information, call 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.
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