Biography

   


Reikan Kobayashi

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.


主な出演履歴
2019 Kashima Jazz Vol. 16
2018 Kagoshima Jazz Festival 2018
Asakusa Jazz Contest Guest Artist
Released an album called "SHAKUHACHI JAZZ (MM-005)"
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
Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum Concert 2014
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

shakuhachi jazz

SHAKUHACHI JAZZ

Reikan's 2nd
Feb 4, 2018 released
MM-005(MOKORIN MUSIC)

TORINOUTA

TORINOUTA/trigraph

trigraph's 2nd album
Nov 1, 2016 released
MM-004(MOKORIN MUSIC)

MORINOSHOTAIJYO

MORINOSYOTAIJYO

Reikan Kobayashi x Marie Kobayashi
June 1, 2015 released
MM-003(MOKORIN MUSIC)

fever

fever/trigraph

trigraph's 2nd album
March 23, 2014 released
HARU-20(HARU RECORDS)

Isayou

Isayou

Hikaru Toho (Bass) x Reikan Kobayashi(Shakuhachi) Duo
Nov 21, 2013 released
RPM-0001(RUPA MUSIC)

Kazeno Melody

Kazeno Melody

Ichitaro (Jpn Drum) x Reikan Kobayashi (Shakuhachi, G, Piano) x Sanae Ishikawa (Vocal)

One Man's Band

GAKUDANHITORI (One Man's Band)

Reikan's 1st album
Oct 22, 2011 released
MM-001(MOKORIN MUSIC)


Other Works

2020 Toei Animation Festival 2020/NHK E-Television
"FUSHIGI DAGASHIYA ZENITENDOU" ending theme「はにゃ◯満点、銭天堂。」(Shakuhachi)
2018 NHK E-Television petit animation「キリン・ザ・ヌープ まいごのクラゲ」(Guiter)
2017 NHK E-Television Highschool Course 『Basic Kokugo (National Language)』Opening Theme (Shakuhachi)
2014 NHK World[Art Time Traveller]BGM (Shakuhachi)
2013 "GETENNO-HANA" CD (KECH1642) (Shakuhachi)
2009 Chiisaiaki/A-K-I- (JDMN1) (Shakuhachi)
 

Artist Photos

      
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 Photographer: Lorenzo Barassi

Reikan Kobayashi



Reikan Kobayashi