Isao Suzuki is the grand master of jazz in Japan. He is a bassist, multi instrumentalist, composer, arranger, producer and bandleader. In 1970 he went to New York at the encouragement of Art Blakey and joined his lengendary group JAZZ MESSENGERS. During this time, he worked and recorded with Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Ella Fitzgerald, Wynton Kelly, Bobby Timmons, Jim Hall, Ron Carter and others. With more than 50 albums released, including several winners of the prestigious Japan Jazz Prize award, Suzuki's reputation as a unique leader of jazz in Japan has been secured. He has been chosen “20 best jazz musicians in the world” by the Internet radio called "Radio Jazz International of Switzerland" and has gotten of "JAZZ GOD FATHER”.