SHIMPEI OGAWA

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Born in Okazaki, Aichi, Japan in 1994, Shimpei started playing electric bass at the age of 13. He would quickly switch to an upright bass after participating in a local jazz big band workshop and falling in love with the art of jazz. He started taking lessons from Tsuyoshi Shimada and played in the Okazaki Junior Jazz Orchestra: “Beans” where he would learn the styles of Count Basie and other legendary musicians from the “swing era”.

 Shimpei moved to Tokyo in 2012 and started playing in local venues while studying jazz and classical bass with Osamu Koichi and Yasuyuki Se respectively. While in Tokyo, Shimpei started playing professionally with various musicians including Shun Ishikawa, Tomoaki Baba, Takumi Nakayama, and Akira Tana, and also went on a national tour with the Shun Katayama Quartet. At the same time, he played with the Keio Light Music Society and shared
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