- Kazunori Sugiyama
(b Karatsu, Japan, Sept 1, 1946). Japanese tenor saxophonist and leader. He started on alto saxophone in the big band at Keio University (Tokyo) at the age of 18 and first played professionally with Ryo Kawasaki’s quintet in 1970. Having changed to the tenor instrument, he was a member of George Otsuka’s quintet from ...