About MInoru Amino
kadoma Osaka, Japan
About Minoru Amino Minoru is a composer,arranger,producer. He is Japanese born and bred, now living in Osaka Japan. When he was a child, he had never been interested in playing music at all. At the age of 19,he bought Led Zep's.4th album;That was the first time he bought a rock album. Then Jimmy Page became his first guitar hero, like most guitar kids who had been crazy about the great rock guitarist in those days. When Minoru started to play guitar with a band, he had already become a student of Nihon University. As others had also been at that time, he was also crazy about Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Santana,etc. ; Simaltaneously he was involved in punk rock music at college.After graduation.Minoru went to a music school named AN school in Kyoto for learning musical skill and guitar. After that, he took lessons from Kazuhiko Takeda, a famous Japanese jazz guitarist &also from Katsuhiko Tanzen Tanaka, an excellent arranger.Having never studied about music before, Minoru learned traditional jazz guitar style and arrangement from them and got to like fusion and jazz guitarists like Larry Carlton ,Lee Ritienour, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, John Scofield, and so on,he worked with local bands and performing live with different rock, pop and jazz acts. In 1999,Minoru made his way as the second music career into the first generation mp3.com USA. His "Triple Fuse" marked 1 ranking in the All Asia charts on the mp3.com for several weeks in July 2000 and reached 7 in all jazz download charts on Vitaminic.com at the end of 2000" 7/19 2001,Stylish Women reached 1 jazz fusion charts ,2 all jazz charts and 1 all Asian charts at mp3.com USA. 8/13 2001, Nightmare In Manila reached 1 jazz fusion charts at mp3.com USA. After years of avacuum,decided to start the third career as an artist in 2008 again.