Hiromi Kasuga, a jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, began her musical life at the age of six by playing classical piano.
Hiromi is originally from Japan, now living in New York. She began her jazz studies at the acclaimed Berklee College of Music. After graduating, she received a full scholarship at Long Island University. Her next achievement was a Masters of Music degree at the highly esteemed Manhattan School of Music. She graduated with top honors. She was able to study with great musicians, such as Bruce Barth,Dave Leibman, and Kenny Barron. This gave her a wealth of valuable experience.
Aside from being an exceptionally gifted pianist, she is also a prolific composer and arranger. She has a love for arranging for bigband and orchestra. This has led her to further studies with two great master arrangers, Jim McNeely and David Matthews. In past years, she arranged several tunes for a big band and strings orchestra under the directorship of Alto Saxophonist Brad Leali at Texas Tech University.
Her schedule remains active playing at popular US venues like the Blue Note New York, the Kitano Hotel in New York and many other small and larger venues in and around New York. In addition, Hiromi has performed in Japan, and other parts of the United States.
Hiromi has been teaching pianosince 1981. She teaches all genres,including Classical, Jazz, Blues, Pop, as well as compositions and arranging tuens. Her students range in age between the ages of 4 and 80. They are of all different skill levels from absolute beginner to advanced musicians. Her students voice their appreciation for her passion, patiece,and skill. Several of her studetns have continued studying at Berklee College of Music, LaGuardia High School of Music and Arts, and City College.
In 2009, she produced her CD, "New York Callin'", which was named to the Top Ten Jazz CD's of 2009 by Epoch Times. Her newest album,"Rising Sun", was just released, and is her finest compilation of original tunes, standard and popular songs.