As a secondary school boy, he was deeply impressed by the Beatles who has also influenced his music career. After entering high school, he became interested in jazz such as Miles Davis and Lee Ritenour. He formed an amateur band at college, later knows as "The Square" with the original members.
He started having classical piano lessons at the age of three. At his primary and secondary school, he has played popular music with his own arrangements. He has shown been interests in jazz later on and performed in various live studios. He joined "The Square" in 1982.
He started playing drums since his primary school days. Under the influence of his father, a jazz drummer, he has been practicing the drums throughout the school life. He was especially impressed with Steve Godd & Steve Jordan. After performing with an amateur band. He joined "The Square" in 1985.
He has shown interests in bass since his secondary school days. He joined a jazz club at his college where he was strongly influenced by Marcus Miller & Bunny Brune#. He came to know "The Square" through a friend in the club and joined the band in 1986.
He began classical piano at three. He was attracted by harmonics when he turned five and later by recorder and many musical instruments. At entering secondary school, he started playing saxophone. After being a vocalist in an amateur band, he went back to saxophone again in his college orchestra where he won the Best Solist Prize. He joined "T-Square" instead of Takeshi Itoh in 1991.
Hirotaka Izumi (T-Square) , Nobuyuki Haraguchi (my friend) and me.
Back stage in Concert Tour 1993 "HUMAN".