Takamasa Hikita(Tottori, April 8, 1980)
Born in the town of Tottori, in western Japan.
The scenery there is really beautiful.
He began to play the trumpet at the age of ten.
He experienced world competition of wind music in college.
After that he went to graduate school to pursue a master's degree in ethnomusicology.
He studied of Kagura, one of the traditional performing arts of Japan.
During this period, he started learning to be a Jazz musician.
He has played Van Laar trumpet and flugelhorn since 2018. https://www.vanlaartrumpets.nl/en/artists/takamasa-hikita/
Recently, in addition to his own group and composing activities, he is a member of a contemporary jazz band.
He is usually playing in Osaka, Tokyo, and Tottori.
written by Yukihiro Kajiya