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June 9 @ 8:00 pm$20 – $25
Hiroya is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after.
In 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. He formed his own group in Boston “INTEROCEANICO (inter-oceanic)” which consists of unique musicians from different continents including Latin Grammy Colombian singer Marta Gomez. The group released three acclaimed records (“The Other Side of the World”, “Confluencia” and “Where the River Shines”). Hiroya has released three solo albums (“Solo”, “Heartland” and “Places”).
Hiroya has been touring internationally including several appearances at Blue Note(NYC), United Nations and Japanese National Television(NHK). In 2018, Hiroya won 2nd place in International Finger Style Guitar Championship.
“…chops, passion and warmth. Zealously recommended!” -Jazz Review.com
“Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us to an impressionistic journey ” -Boston Herald
This will be Hiroya’s 3rd stop at the Focal Point and he amazed us the 1st time, blew us away the 2nd time and we’re quite confident that we’ll find an exciting superlative after this one too!
Hiroya is also offering a guitar workshop at the Focal Point Saturday afternoon 12-2pm. Tickets for the workshop can be bought in person at this concert or at the time of the class for $35.