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July 2020

Get to know our sensational guitarist and prodigy Kazuki!
Kazuki Tokaji

Born in Japan in 1995. Started playing guitar when he was seven years old. Professional Lead & Rhythm Guitarist specializing in pop, rock, and metal. Award-winning guitarist with over 17 years of playing guitar. Early influenced by MR.BIG, Dream Theater, Skid Row and Kazuya Yoshii. 2017 Sep started to study at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood. As a student, he performed with famous musicians including Steve Vai, Marty Friedman, Julia Lage, Hedras Ramos, Tim Piece and Masaya Muro. Toured as a solo artist and made appearances on Japanese TV & Radio. Kazuki is a guest at various Los Angeles events such as The Sunset Jam, & Ultimate Jam Night.

Let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
When I was 11 years old, my mom told me “Quit guitar” because my guitar skill was not good, and she thought I can not be a professional guitarist. We were fighting a lot, and finally, she broke all my guitars.

But only white American Standard Stratocaster survived. After that, I practiced for 8 hours every day. Today, I’m still playing that white American Stratocaster.

What do you do, what do you specialize in, what are you known for, etc. What are you most proud of? What sets you apart from others?
I am a session guitarist, demonstrator, guitar teacher.
I play guitar for a singer, band, Music Festival & event. I am an endorser for GHS strings company & Hughes & Kettner, Anatomy of Sound.

Source: VoyageLA

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