- Kazunori Sugiyama
(b Tokyo, Nov 22, 1967). Japanese trombonist. He started piano lessons at the age of six and took up trombone in a junior high school brass band when he was 13; while still in junior high school he joined Toshiyuki Miyama’s New Herd. Kataoka has performed mainly in big bands, including Sadao Watanabe’s Special Big Band, Takeshi Inomata’s Jazztet, Nobuo Hara’s Sharps and Flats, and George Kawaguchi’s Special Band; he may be heard to advantage on the album ...