BTR Live Jazz Hole with DJ Linus

Japanese guitarist Aki Ishiguro is featured on the Live Jazz Hole today. This is from a show at 55 Bar in Manhattan, NY on June 15th 2009.

About Aki Ishiguro
Akira Ishiguro was born in Fukushima, Japan. He considered Japan his home until he moved to the United States at the age of ten. While attending school in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, Ishiguro began lessons in guitar, trumpet and piano. All throughout high school, it was clear his principle instrument was the guitar.

In 2002, Ishiguro was accepted to Berklee College of Music with a scholarship. He graduated with a dual major degree in Performance and Jazz Composition.

During his time at Berklee, he has had the honor of playing and studying with Mick Goodrick, Hal Crook, George Garzone, Joe Lovano and many others. He has also traveled to Portugal to play with the Jeff Davis Quartet at the Valdo Dos Frades Jazz Festival. Ishiguro recently traveled to Costa Rica to tour with a trio and won the 2nd prize and the Audience Prize at the Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition 2009.

He can be heard in New York City, playing in his original contemporary jazz group “Rhetoric” and the up-and-coming original rock group “Lucius”. His debut CD “Aki Ishiguro presents Rhetoric” is available now – check out for more info.

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00:00 Live Jazz Hole with DJ Linus
00:33 Trip to Deja Vu – Aki Ishiguro and Rhetoric
14:31 Live Jazz Hole with DJ Linus
16:04 Lullaby – Aki Ishiguro and Rhetoric
26:12 Left it back in Harlem – Aki Ishiguro and Rhetoric
32:56 Live Jazz Hole with DJ Linus
33:36 Apex – Aki Ishiguro and Rhetoric

all compositions by Aki Ishiguro
except “Apex” by Aki Ishiguro and Chris Ward


Aki Ishiguro (g)
Chris Ward (ts)
Sean Wayland (keys)
Pascal Niggenkemper (b)
Nick Falk (d)

Aki Ishiguro
December 17th, Solo Kitchen Bar – Brooklyn, NY

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