2013 Latin Grammy Nominee
2016 IMA Best Jazz Album Winner
2018 USA Songwriting Competition Winner
Some musicians strive for versatility. Kay-Ta is not performing variety on ARRIVAL, he is living it.
~ Hans-Bernd Hulsman (Smooth & Soul)
Osaka (Japan) born guitarist Kay-Ta has supported/performed with artists ranging from pop/R&B artists like Grammy Winner Lalah Hathaway, Jenifer Hudson, Jody Watley, Amerie & Chante Moore; contemporary jazz artists like Jackiem Joyner, Keiko Matsui, & Michael Lington; to Jazz Fusion artists like Japanese drum prodigy, Senri Kawaguchi.
Along with US artists, he worked/toured with top Japanese artists like Chikuzen Satoh, Junko Yagami, Marlene. His classical crossover group "Quattrosound" was nominated for a 2013 Latin Grammy Award in the Best New Artist category. His solo debut album "ARRIVAL" won the 2016 15th annual Independent Music Award in The Best Jazz Instrumental Album category, and it's single "Call It Even" is moving up to No.27 on Billboard Top Jazz Songs Chart.