Aki Ishiguro has been playing and practicing for more than 11 years. He still remembers the first lesson he received when he learned to play a Nirvana song.
Aki is a Berklee grad and dual major in Jazz Guitar Performance and Jazz Composition. He has had the honor of playing with such varied artists as Chaka Khan, The Drifters, John Zorn, Christian McBride, and Melissa Etheridge . Aki also has toured in Portugal, Japan, Costa Rica, and Canada. In 2009, he won 1st place in “Public’s Choice” and 2nd place overall at the Montreaux Jazz Festival sponsored by Gibson in Switzerland.. He has performed in rock bands for the past 18 years and is currently part of the NYC based rock band “Jen Jayden and the Greenstone“, in addition to his own project “Beautiful Round“, and his jazz quartet “Split Cycle”.
Aki laying down the Funky Monkey Lick of the Month
Aki kicking it Jimmy Page Style