Max ZT + Moto Fukushima
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Max ZT (hammered dulcimer) + Moto Fukushima (bass)
Max ZT has enlivened the conceptual framework of traditional folk music by fusing multi-cultural roots and traditions to create a truly compelling sound. His fresh perspective and bold experimentalism have been the backbone to beautiful, complex, and genuine compositions, while his unorthodox playing style has been a pioneering force in revolutionizing dulcimer techniques.
Moto Fukushima was born in Kobe, Japan and is now based in NYC. He is a six string bass player, composer, mountain dulcimer and syamisen player.
A lifelong musician, Fukushima was named outstanding performer before graduating Sum Cum laude from Berklee College of Music. His study of Western Classical music, Japanese traditional music, and the African inspired musical sensibilities of South America can be heard in his jazz improvisation. Fukushima’s playing is an amazing combination of finesse, subtlety, and power.
Fukushima has redefined the role of the bass performing with great artists such as House of Waters, Mike Stern, Dave Weckl, Joe Lovano, Donny McCaslin, Ari Hoenig, Cliff Amond, Marta Gomez, Emilio Teubal, Dave Eggar, Oscar PeÃ±as, Richie Barshay, Andy Arnold, Vladimir Cetkar, Hiromi, Big Apple Circus and Gil Goldstein.