- Kazunori Sugiyama
(b Osaka, Japan, Oct 24, 1960). Japanese double bass player and leader. He received piano lessons from the age of three, took up guitar at age 13 and electric bass guitar the following year, and changed to double bass when he was 19. Later he performed with Sadao Watanabe, Motohiko Hino, the pianist and keyboard player Makoto Kuriya, and the guitarist Toshiki Nunokawa, with whom he recorded the album ...