TAKAAKI MASUKO (percussion) came to Boston in 1979 after playing enough triangle for the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra. He studied Orchestra Percussion with Koji Hachida at Osaka University, Improvisation with Ran Blake at New England Conservatory and African Drumming with Dr. David Locke at Tufts University. While hanging out with South Americans, Spaniards, Italians, Russians and Germans, he somehow became one of the most diverse percussionists on the planet. He has recorded with MCA, Zoning, Northeastern Telarc and Flying Fish labels. He is a faculty member at Longy School of Music in Cambridge.
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