- Kazunori Sugiyama
(b Fujisawa, Japan, May 1, 1967). Japanese violinist and leader. She took violin lessons from the age of four and was inspired to become a jazz musician after hearing a recording by Bill Evans (ii), Waltz for Debby. In 1986 she began working professionally, performing and recording with Shigeharu Mukai, Mal Waldron, and others. In ...