Masa Kamaguchi was born in 1966 in Wakkanai City, the northernmost city in Hokkaido, Japan. Masa was inspired to take up the electric bass at age 14 after listening to the records of Jaco Pastorius. In 1985 he moved to Tokyo to attend the Hosei University where he studied engineering but also took up the acoustic bass, studying privately with Yoshio Ikeda, himself a former student of Gary Peacock.
In 1990, Masa moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music, and proceeded to study with drummer Joe Hunt. While based in Boston, Kamaguchi was in demand to play with many of the area's great musicians, including George Garzone, Bert Sieger, Hal Crook, Herb Pomeroy and Frank Carlberg. During this time in Boston, Masa also toured Europe and Scandinavia on several occasions.
In 1994, Masa moved to New York City where he is much in demand by many groups, performing with such lumininaries...Read more