Noriaki Hosoya Bass Player/Composer/Arranger

photo by Russ Smith
photo by Russ Smith
photo by Eckard Jonalik
photo by Eckard Jonalik

Electric and Acoustic Bass player / Composer / Arranger Noriaki Hosoya was born November 20th, 1982 in Shizuoka, Japan. His first musical experience was cello. After he quit playing cello, he started to play electric bass at age 14. When he was in high school, he was awarded "best bass player" at Teens Music Festival both in 2000 & 2001.

In 2002 he moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music. He studied bass under Matthew Garrison, Dave Buda, Dave Clark, etc., composing and arranging under Ken Pullig, Greg Hopkins, Ted Pease, and Scott Free. He also attended the master class of Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets). In 2005 he was honored the Outstanding Performer Award, and in 2006 he graduated Berklee College of Music majoring in Performance & Jazz Composition and Arrangement.

He moved to Tokyo in 2006 and participated in various gigs and recordings such as Jazz-oriented instrumental, pop/rock music, jingles, TV shows, etc. During the summer of 2008, he spent time in Germany and gained more experience in Europe-based Jazz. At the same time, he started playing Acoustic Bass after he went back to Tokyo. In 2009 he recorded an album called “Noriaki Hosoya Trio Landscapes” which was released in Japan through Disk Union Company in 2010.

From 2010 he lives in Berlin, Germany, and has since been an active bass player all over in Europe.
He has been currently working as a professional performance and recording bass player in many occasions, including as a musical director of Canadian singer Rachelle Jeanty (ex. Celine Dion).

In 2015, one of his main project Falk Bonitz Trio released their debut album "Märzsonne" & it is distributed by Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.

 

He is currently endorsed with Adamovic Basses, Vanderkley Amplification, and David Laboga Cables.

photo by Russ Smith
photo by Russ Smith
photo by Peter C. Theis
photo by Peter C. Theis

Noriaki Hosoya

Born in Japan, studied at Berklee College of Music Boston, U.S. and now lives in Europe.


Playing Jazz to Funk, Pop to Latin, elastically fit with any kind of music with keeping his identity as a bass player.


"His playing is very sophisticated; solid & tight and really melodic at the same time. He lets the bass singing"

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