Berklee Summer Sessionsに参加、アウトスタンディングミュージシャン賞受賞
08年に帰国、Kaoru Tanaka Groupで活動
10年に和・モダンアート・ブディズムの印象を反映させたデビューアルバム “ KARMA UNDER THE SUN ”リリース
16年、現代のUKIYOとジャズの融合を探求したセカンドアルバム ” Ukiyoi “リリース。
19年、UKIYO ORCHESTRA 発足。
Kaoru Tanaka was born in Osaka, Japan in 1985.
He loved painting in childhood and started playing the guitar at the age of 12. He moved to Tokyo then he studied with the guitarist Koji Tsumoto.
In 2006, at the short trip to the India he was impacted by the energy of Music in India. This became the milestones in his life to decide to pursue to make own art with the Japanese roots music as his life work.
In 07, he attended to the Berklee College of Music and studied with the guitarist David Fiuczynski.
In 08, he went back to Osaka and formed kaoru tanaka group. In 2010, he released “ KARMA UNDER THE SUN ” as his debut album.
He started UKIYO Project at the same time, continued to collaborate with japanese instruments like – Wadaiko(Japanese Drums), Shino-bue, Shaku hachi(Bamboo flute), Koto,17 Gen.. (Japanese Zither) to find new horizon.
In 2016, the second album “ Ukiyoi “was released. This masterpiece was took 3 years to finish and recorded in Japan,London and Belgium with some of the finest world class musicians. Finally this album was Mixed and mastered by the keyboardist, engineer and producer Scott Kinsey in LA.