SHINOBU ITO / COSTA DEL SOL

SHINOBU ITO / COSTA DEL SOL

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POP-JAZZ-Brazilian music with unique French Horn sound. I started my own group Costa del Sol in February, 2010 and we've already established great following in NYC area.

Biography

Jazz guitarist and composer Shinobu Ito started his professional career while he was a college student.
During a six-month stay in L.A. , Shinobu met Toshiko Akiyoshi, who introduced him to many musicians
and strongly urged him to hone his craft in New York on his next visit to the United States.

Back in Japan that same year, Shinobu resumed performances with many top class Japanese musicians as well as
Tete Montreux, Bill Reichenbach, Ronnie Foster, Stanley Banks and others.
Also he was then chosen as one of the top 20 popular guitarists in Japan, by Swing Journal magazine.

In keeping with his plan, Shinobu returned to the United States and settled in New York City.
He became a member of a 10-piece band directed by Reggie Workman.
He also played with Teruo Nakamura & his Rising Sun Band and on occasion formed his own group to play at
Blue Note, 55 Bar, the Angry Squire, Pat?fs, and other popular venues in the city?fs jazz scene.

He has performed or recorded with musicians including Valery Ponomarev, Lonnie Plaxico, Eddie Henderson, Lonnie Smith, Jesse Davis,
Kenny Davis, Jeff Williams, Mike Formanek, Vincent Herring and Judy Niemack.

Shinobu performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival 2002 with renowned guitarist Ryo Kawasaki.

During the years 2005 & 2006, Shinobu spent most of his time as a jazz instructor at Senzoku Gakuen College of Music in Japan.
He returned to New York in January 2007, where he continues to perform as a leader of his own group Costa del Sol.

For more information:
www.myspace.com/shinobuito www.shinobuito.com

Discography

I have 5 of my own CDs.
These Cds are not from like self-made CD Babys. All came out from decent recording companies with decent contract.

Please check my Discography with reviews at www.shinobuito.com

CD: MUSICA PARA ENAMORADOS / RAMONADA
JAZZBANK / MTCJ-1095 (2006)

CD: SERENATA Duo with Seiichi Nakamura
JAZZBANK / MTCJ-1084 (2005)

CD: A TRIBUTE TO BADEN POWELL and ANTONIO LAURO
JAZZBANK / MTCJ-1049 (2002)

CD: ONE LIFE TO LIVE
JAZZBANK / MTCJ-1022 (2001)

CD: GOD SON by Eric Wyatt.
KING RECORDS / KICJ-313?@?i1997?j

CD: SAILING ROLLING
CROWN RECORDS / PAS 1009 (1991)

Album: P.S. I LOVE YOU
by Tsuyoshi Yamamoto

TOSHIBA/EMI EWJ-80182

Set List

My group Costa del Sol only plays my original compositions.
Please check my sound at www.myspace.com/shinobuito
1.Modern Bluesology
2.Almost Spring
3.For Us My Dear
4.Breeze Me, Sky Me
5. Monday Night Special
6.Ramonada
7.Namorada
8.Brisa de Amor
9.Serenata
10.September Serenade
11.Costa del Sol