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JAZZ DRUMMER

Daisuke Konno

Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1978, Daisuke started playing drums at the age of 16. As a youth he intensively studied the style of legendary Jazz drummers such as Art  Blakey, Philly Joe Jones, Roy Haynes, Elvin Jones, etc. He began his professional career as  a drummer in 2001. In 2004, Daisuke joined the renowned jazz band "The Shocking" which includes trumpeter Osamu Ueishi who won a Grammy award in 2011, and has toured with the band throughout Japan. In 2009, he worked with Isao Suzuki, one of the  greatest jazz bassists who played with world famous jazz musicians such as Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Ella Fitzgerald, Jim Hall and the legendary group "Art Blakey & Jazz Messengers." In 2010, Daisuke recorded with Junko Akimoto, an acclaimed pop singer from Japan, whose number one hit "Ai No Mama De" sold 568,334 copies in 2009. He also played on Akimoto's first jazz  album "encore ~Jazz Standard~" and toured with her throughout Japan. Daisuke has also performed in one of the most renowned jazz festivals in Japan, ASAGAYA JAZZ STREETS as a member of "Makio Shimizu Quartet" from 2007 through 2010.


In 2011, Daisuke got an opportunity to go to New York City for three months. He played with the outstanding jazz-funk band "Woven Notes" at The Winery at St. George in Mohegan Lake and Groove in Greenwich Village many times at that time. He recorded with the  young talented pianist, Yuki Terashima for his album "Tareginal" in 2013. In 2014, He invited the band

"samA & EAU DE MOND" to New York City and produced their concerts at The Winery at St. George and Groove. In August 2015, he returned to Japan for recording sessions and concerts with "samA & EAU DE MOND." He recorded for their second album 

"WHITE  NIGHT  WALTZ" and played in the concert for CD release celebration at Rakuya in Tokyo. 


In 2018, Daisuke recorded with acclaimed  musicians  based in New York City, Bruce Edwards (guitar), Ben Paterson (piano) and Nori Naraoka (bass) for his first album “Taking the D" . https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/daisukekonno

1978年東京生まれ。16歳よりdrums を始め、Philly Joe Jones, Elvin Jones, Roy Haynes などのジャズドラマーに憧れジャズを演奏し始める。

立教大学卒業後、本格的にプロとして活動を開始し、以後東京を中心にジャズクラブ、ホール、レコーディングなどの演奏でキャリアを積む。Art Blakey & Jazz Messengers に在籍した鈴木勲(bass)や、荒巻茂生(bass)、竹内直(tenor sax, flute, bass clarinet)など国内の著名ミュージシャンと共演を重ねる。

2010年キングレコードより発売された、歌手秋元順子のジャズアルバム「encore~Jazz Standard」のレコーディングに参加。https://dot.asahi.com/musicstreet/archive/ichioshi/2013050800030.html?page=1

CD発売記念ツアーにて東京、横浜、札幌などのコンサートで演奏する。


2013年12月より活動の拠点をNYに移し、現地ミュージシャンとの共演を続ける。

2015年、ジャズバンド samA & EAU DE MOND のセカンドアルバム 「白夜のワルツ (WHITE NIGHT WALTZ)」(Venus Records) のレコーディングのため一時帰国し、CD発売記念コンサートに参加、音楽評論家富澤一誠氏ほか多方面から好評を博す。 http://www.livefans.jp/column/tomisawaissei/18

2017年には、Queensborough Community College にて Scott Litroff教授率いるバンド World Jazz Quintet のコンサートを成功させる。


2017年夏より毎週金、土曜日に Club A Steakhouse http://www.clubasteakhouse.com  で Bruce Edwards Trio の一員として出演中。(ギターの Bruce Edwards は長年NYで数々の著名奏者と共演してきた名手で、1988年には Live Under The Sky というジャズフェスティバルで来日経験あり。)その他数々のジャズクラブやセントラルパークなどでのストリートパフォーマンスも含め、幅広く活躍をしている。

2018年、NY の気鋭ミュージシャン Ben Paterson (piano), Bruce Edwrds (guitar) , Nori Naraoka (bass)とともに自身の first album "Taking the D" をレコーディングする。https://diskunion.net/clubt/ct/detail/1007822749