Kotaro OSHIO


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Joined in the brass band club and played bass tuba during junior high school. At age 14, one of his friends led him to have interest into playing the guitar. He started playing his mother’s guitar. Oshio made a major debut in Japan with his first album “STARTING POINT” in July 10th, 2002 .” In the same year, he made his major debut from Narada Label in the U.S.. Got a reputation from all over the world with his performance for three summers from 2002 to 2005 in Montreux Jazz festival which is held in Switzerland. Oshio has become successful across the generations with his original guitar techniques of open tuning and tapping, and his staging where powerful performance and warm color coexist. Oshio is an active musician as a solo guitar player in live performance including nationwide tours, a composer for movies, TV programs, and commercials, an artist collaborating with other musicians over genres.