Hikaru Sato
Trombone, Electric and Hand Percussion
Hikaru Sato on trombone and hand percussion brings a wealth of experience and a ton of fun to the Kahootz bandstand. Originally from Japan, Sato is a player of both fire and grace. Mr. Sato embarked on a professional career at the age of 16, performing and recording across Tokyo before moving to the United States. He began his training at the Tokyo College of Music, majoring in classical trombone and piano. A 1991 graduate of the Berklee College of Music, he holds dual degrees in trombone and jazz composition. Hikaru’s playing has taken him all over the world touring throughout the Japan, US, Europe, and Australia with such national acts as Extreme, Heavy Metal Horns, Viti Luis, and Paquito Guzman. He has been with Kahootz since 2003.