Hiroya 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 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. He formed his own group in Boston “INTEROCEANICO” (inter-oceanic), which consists of unique musicians from different continents including Colombian singer and Latin Grammy nominee Marta Gomez. The group released three acclaimed records (“The Other Side of the World,” “Confluencia” and “Where the River Shines”). Hiroya released two solo albums (“Heartland” and “Places”) on Japanese record label 333 Discs.
Hiroya has been headlining concerts internationally including several appearances at the Blue Note in New York City and on Japanese National Television. He performs more than one hundred shows a year across the US and internationally.
“…chops, passion and warmth. Zealously recommended!” – Jazz Review.com
“Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us on an impressionistic journey.” – Boston Herald
December 1, 8:00pm
Suggested donation, $15
Upper Jay Art Center
12198 Route 9N
Upper Jay, NY 12987