Guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto plans house concert in Guilford

GUILFORD — Guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto will perform in Wendy's Jazz Soiree Series in Guilford on Sunday, April 9, at 3 p.m. There will be no intermission and masks are optional. Admission is $15–$20 at the door. Call 802-254-6189 for information and directions.

Hiroya Tsukamoto is an innovative guitarist and composer who fuses folk, jazz, and world music. Born and raised in Japan, he received a scholarship in 2000 to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. He now lives with his family in New York City, from where he tours extensively.

According to a news release, Tsukamoto's instrumental abilities “are indeed breathtaking and astounding, but his performances are so much more than that. He has the unique capability of engaging an audience through a personable and genuine approach that transfixes his audience and almost transcends his capabilities as a guitarist. He plays with an effortless skill on the guitar and a repertoire that will have you traveling the world.”

Tsukamoto has headlined concerts throughout the U.S. and internationally, including the Blue Note in New York City, the United Nations, and Japanese National Television. In (1)2022, he won second place in the International Finger Style Guitar Championship competition.

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