Hirofumi Asaba

Jazz Guitarist in Tokyo, Japan


His playing is a blend of modern and swing styles of jazz, and is strongly inspired by Barney Kessel and Charlie Christian.

His upbeat, swinging guitar playing and beautiful chord solos entertain music lovers of all genres and truly stands alone in today’s jazz scene.

Hirofumi was born in Tokyo. in 1986,

He started playing piano at age five, and he has been playing the guitar since he was fourteen years old.

He has traveled with his guitar to New Orleans,Cuba,Jamaica,Australia,and Southeast Asia, jamming with many people along the way.

Hirofumi studied jazz under Yoshiaki Okayasu who is one of  the best Jazz guitarist in the world for four years.

In 2015 March,Okayasu produced Hirofumi’s first album EASY LIKE.

Hirofumi received a special judgement award at Asakusa Jazz Contest 2013 and also received Grand Prix at Yokohama jazz promenade competition 2017.

In 2015 March, Jazz Life magazine and Jazz Japan magazine wrote 2pages interview about his CD.

In 2015 October, he play on NHK(Japan National broadcasting corporation) Radio.

In 2015 October, Australian Jazz paper JGSWA wrote His album review

In 2016 March, USA Jazz magazine Just Jazz Guitar Magazine wrote the article about his guitar.

In 2017 January, Three days concert in Taiwan. Was great success.

September 2018, Hirofumi is going to play at Detroit Jazz Festival.