Shiro Mori JAZZPianist/Guitarist
Born in Tokyo, Japan, 1952.
Graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1975.
Shiro moved to New York and joined the Rising Sun Band led by bassist, Teruo Nakamura, as a guitarist/composer/ arranger. He released two albums, "RISING SUN" and "MANHATTAN SPECIAL." Musicians who played and recorded with Shiro includes: Steve Grossman, Lonnie Smith, Herbie Hancock, Carter Jefferson, etc.
Also in 1979, he arranged Al Foster's album, "MR. FOSTER," where he played the guitar along with Bob Berg, Tom Harrell and Ron Carter.
Shiro moved to Maui, Hawaii in 1983 and continued to work as a freelance jazz musician. He led a jazz quartet at Blackie's in Lahaina till 1990.
He released his first leader album, "ISLANDS" in 1992. It was recorded in New York with Dave Liebman, Bob Mintzer, Anthony Jackson, etc.
In 1994, he co-produced "BRIDGES OF THE MADISON COUNTY." The musicians include: Toots Thielemans, Stanley Turrentine, Randy Brecker and Grady Tate.
As a collaboration with Yoshio 'Chin' Suzuki on bass, a duo album, "VA DA DU?" was released in 2001.
At the age of 63, Shiro has moved back to Japan, and is currently continuing his jazz musician life based in Osaka & Tokyo.
I remember listening to late night radio programs, playing all the latest jazz music in mid 60's. I felt connected right away．
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Piano and guitar are my main instruments, but I also sometimes play the drums for fun.
I currently reside in Japan, but I will go anywhere in the world if I can
Concerts, hotels, restaurants, private parties, etc.
Try to enjoy yourself in every situation with proper preparation. You shouldn't take gigs you cannot enjoy, because other musicians you're playing with and the audience will not appreciate you...
Be aware that music will become part of you for your whole life. There are some musical enjoyments, but it is also something that you must constantly practice and brush up your skill.