REIKAN KOBAYASHI

Jazz Shakuhachi Player
Composer
Arranger


Biography

Reikan Kobayashi is a Japanese jazz shakuhachi player, composer, arranger, recently nominated as a finalist for Yokohama Jazz Promenade Detroit Jazz Festival competition in 2016. He's been a rare shakuhachi player who can really do jazz improvisation with shakuhachi.

Reikan started his music carrier as a guitarist. However, he aimed at being shakuhachi player when he turned 20. Shakuhachi is Japanese traditional instrument made of bamboo. He got his first Kinko-ryu shakuhachi lesson with Mr. Reiko Yokota. After a year trained with Mr.Yokota, Reikan was accepted to Traditional Japanese Music Department at Tokyo University of the Arts. While he was studying traditional tunes at the university, he also tried to master playing jazz with shakuhachi by himself since there were no jazz shakuhachi players around him. He's been working on various performances and gradually widening his appeal with playing jazz with shakuhachi.

2017 “Wa-JAZZ” Concert (ACM Theater, Art Tower Mito)
2016 TOKYO-MANILA JAZZ & ARTS FESTIVAL
2015 TOKYO JAZZ Circuit2015 Jazz in Geidai @Marunouchi
2014 TOKYO JAZZ Circuit2014 Jazz in Geidai @Marunouchi
2013 Soulful Unity & Strings Big Band Concert Guest Artist
Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum Concert 2013
2012 Art Tower Mito Promenade Concert
2011 Reikan Kobayashi solo recital “Koten-honkyoku(Japanese traditional music) and Improvisation” (Ricotti Concert Hall)
Released first solo album “Gakudan-hitori(One Man’s Band)”
France tour with TAMAO & JAZZIESTA TOKYO (Paris, France)
2010 Gendai Hogaku Eno Shotai (Invitation to modern traditional Japanese music) (NHK FM)
Ibaraki Douseikai Concert
Yoshihide Otomo –Ensembles Fes- (Contemporary Art Gallery, Art tower Mito) Completed 55th NHK Hogaku Ginousya Ikuseikai program
2009 Ibaraki 35th Young Artist Concert
Christmas Present Concert (Concert Hall ATM, Art Tower Mito)
2008 Ibaraki Virtuoso and Singers 19th Concert (Art Tower Mito)
TV Program ”Untitled Concert” (TV Asahi)

Discography

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TORINOUTA
(2016)
[ TORINOUTA / trigraph ]
1.Prism
2.TORINOUTA
3.Etude for Shakuhachi & Guitar II
4.Girl from Ipanema
5.Must Be Something
6.Shooting Star

trigraph
Sanae Ishikawa (Vocal)
Takayoshi Baba (Guitar&Chorus)
Reikan Kobayashi (Shakuhachi&more)
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Ryoji Orihara (Electric Fretless Bass)
Yasushi Fukumori (Drums)
MM-004 (MOKORIN MUSIC)
11/1/2016 Released
2,160yen (tax in)
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MORINOSHOTAIJYO
(2015)
[MORINO SHOTAIJYO]
1.MORINO SHOTAIJYO[w/Readings] 10:40
2.ARUHINO TEGAMI 1:02
3.MORINO GAKUDAN DAIKOUSHIN 3:09
4.MINNADE PARTY 3:39
5.Epilogue 1:52
*track 2-5 are instrumental music

Reikan Kobayashi (Music)
Marie Kobayashi (Picturebook, Readings)
MM-003 (MOKORIN MUSIC)
1/6/2015 Released
2,700yen (tax in)
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fever
(2014)
[ fever / trigraph ]
1. It Might As Well Be Spring
2. Angel Eyes
3. Appreciation
4. Akanegumo
5. Fever
6. Etude For Shakuhachi and Guitar
7. Eternal Snow
8. Goody-Goody
9. Hanamizuki
10. Barua

trigraph
Sanae Ishikawa (Vocal)
Takayoshi Baba (Guiter&Chorus)
Reikan Kobayashi (Shakuhachi&more)

Ryoji Orihara (Electric Fretless Bass)
Yasushi Fukumori (Drums)
HARU-20 (HARU RECORDS)
23/3/2014 released
2,800yen (tax in)
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Isayou
(2013)
[ Isayou / Hikaru Toho, Reikan Kobayashi ]
1.能褒野 nobono
2.いさよふ isayohu
3.なづき狂騒 nazuki-kyousou
4.山 yama
5.たなずく夢 tanazukuyume
6.陽炎 kagerou
7.翔り行かむ空より kariyukam-sorayori

Hikaru Toho (Contrabass)
Reikan Kobayashi (Shakuhachi)
RPM-0001 (RUPA MUSIC)
21/11/2013 Released
2,000yen (tax in)
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Kazeno Melody
(2013)
[ Kazeno Melody ]
1. Kazeno Melody

Ichitaro (Japanese Drums)
Reikan Kobayashi (Shakuhachi, Piano, Guiter)
Sanae Ishikawa (Vocal)
Shoji Tanaka (Voice)
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Getenno Hana
(2013)
[ Getenno Hana Soundtrack ]
Grace Mahya (Vocal)
Ken Ota (sax)
Reikan Kobayashi (Shakuhachi)
Yasushi Fukumori (Drums)
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One Man's Band
(2011)
[ One Man's Band / Reikan Kobayashi ]
1.Sunday Morning
2.Headland
3.Potato Dance
4.GOKI BLUES
5. Azarashi Ponyo Ponyo
6.Ghost’s Tears
7.TAKUMI
8.Poisonous Mashrooms
9.Rabbit’s Dream
10.M’s Dilemma
11.Ouchie Kaerou

Reikan Kobayashi
(Shakuhachi, Piano, Keyboard, Guiter, Woodbass,
Flute, Egg shaker,Voice Percussion, Melodion, Whisle, Pot)
MM-001 (MOKORIN MUSIC)
22/10/2011 Released
1,944yen (tax in)

REIKAN KOBAYASHI

Jazz Shakuhachi Player
Composer
Arranger





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