Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 7-9pm
Hiroya Tsukamoto is an innovative guitarist and composer who fuses folk, jazz, and world music. Born and raised in Japan, in 2000 he received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the U.S. Hiroya has been performing internationally including Blue Note in NYC and Japanese National Television. In 2018, he won 2nd place on International Finger Style Guitar Championship.
Tsukamoto’s instrumental abilities are indeed breathtaking and astounding, but his performances are so much more than that. He has the unique capability of engaging an audience through a personable and genuine approach that transfixes his audience and almost transcends his capabilities as a guitarist. Audience members will be mesmerized; Tsukamoto plays with an effortless skill on the guitar and a repertoire that will have you traveling the world, not to mention experiencing new sounds with his own compositions.
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMSBwdOGp20
"...chops, passion and warmth. Zealously recommended!" -Jazz Review.com
“Hiroya Tsukamoto plays with fluid mastery, pristine tone, and great warmth." -Celine Keating (author / Acoustic Guitar Magazine / minor 7th)
"Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us to an impressionistic journey " -Boston Herald
Additionally a guitar workshop will be held from 3:30-5pm on Jan 25th with Hiroya.
ACOUSTIC GUITAR WORKSHOP: January 25 from 3:30-5pmTickets $30 online One-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter Hiroya Tsukamoto will demonstrate fingerstyle techniques (playing with the fingers in place of a pick), including chords and basic theory. Hiroya will cover how to practice on a daily basis to improve your skills. He breaks down different elements of music such as tone, rhythm and explains how to apply them to a regular daily practice routine. Also, using his compositions as an example, Hiroya will demonstrate how to start composing an original guitar piece. Learn the elements of song structure, including intros, verses, choruses, bridges, and outros, and how to distill a composition down to its essence. Hiroya shares what he cares about when composing.