Fumitake Igarashi
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Fumitake Igarashi, better known as Take, is a Berklee graduate and talented keyboardist, composer and arranger. Skilled in many styles from jazz to pop, he has earned a well-deserved reputation as a creator who covers the music of various recording artists in New England and beyond.

Take was born in Hokkaido, Japan in 1980. He took his first organ lessons at age five and at thirteen he began to play the piano. Since junior high school, jazz and fusion have been his favorite styles. He took second place in the Yamaha All-Japan Electronic Organ Competition at the age of 17. Encouraged by this success, he chose to pursue a career as a jazz pianist and played regularly with other musicians in his hometown. TakeÕs interest in hip-hop, break-beats, and other dance music has led him to street dancing as well.

He came to the United States at his age 20 to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston as a recipient of the Berklee World-wide Tour Scholarship. He has played the keyboard and piano for numerous concerts and clinics sponsored by George Duke, Lalah Hathaway, Abraham Laboriel, and other members of the Berklee faculty. Additional performance credits include many local bands at various venues around town. During his first year at Berklee, his music sense was strongly inspired by Gospel Music, and Take became the first Japanese pianist and organist to accompany the Berklee Reverence Gospel Choir.

Take currently puts his love of gospel to work as the organist at St. Francis de Sales / St. Philip Parish in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. Since 2002, Take has been creating and composing music, tracks and beats for singers and DJ Ôs. Now he is recognized as a multi-talented keyboardist and composer on the Boston and East-Coast music scene.