In 2003, after a prosperous career of over 40 years as a pianist, arranger, composer and jazz musician for many great artists in both Japan and the United States Shota released his first CD entitled “Happy Coat” featuring the late Ray Brown on bass and Harold Jones on drums. In 2006 he released his 2nd CD entitled “Happy Count” which features James Hughart on bass and Harold Jones on drums. He continues to perform in Japan and the US while making San Francisco California his home base.
Shota, owner of Sho Studio Of Music, is also known as a producer, engineer, mixing engineer, vocal arranger, and synthesizer programmer.
Jerry has obtained his funk credentials from having worked with some of the best such renown drummer James Levi’s Grove Street Band. In 2007 he released his solo CD entitled “Its All A Groove”. Jerry also plays guitar with Gil Scot-Heron's New Midnight Band featuring Brian Jackson, the iconic jazz funk band The Headhunters and The EastBay Messengers, a funk jazz quartet that features from the Headhunter fame Mike Clark (drums), Paul Jackson (bass). Jerry also has a production business, JS Productions, producing for mainly jazz, funk and r&b artists.