Daisuke Konno

Daisuke Konno

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Konno started playing drums at the age of 16. Early on, he studied the styles of various legendary jazz drummers such as Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones, Roy Haynes, and Elvin Jones, to name a few. Konno began his professional career as a drummer in 2001 and in 2004, Daisuke joined the renowned jazz band “The Shocking” which includes Grammy winner and trumpeter Osamu Ueishi. In 2009, Konno also worked with iconic bassist Isao Suzuki (Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Ella Fitzgerald, Jim Hall and, Art Blakey & Jazz Messengers). In 2010, Daisuke recorded with Junko Akimoto, an acclaimed pop singer from Japan, whose number one hit Ai No Mama De sold 568,334 copies in 2009. Konno also played on Akimoto’s album entitled Encore: Jazz Standard (2010) and he toured with her throughout Japan. Daisuke has also performed in one the most renowned jazz festivals in Japan (Asagaya Jazz Streets) where he was a member of the Makio Shimizu Quartet from 2007 to 2010. In 2011, Daisuke ventured to New York City where he played with the iconic “Woven Notes.” Konno also recorded with the very talented pianist Yuki Terashima on his album entitled Tareginal (2013). In 2014, Konno invited the band “samA & EAU DE MOND” to New York City where he produced their concerts. In 2015 Daisuke returned to Japan for recording sessions and concerts with “samA & EAU DE MOND” and he appeared on the group’s second album entitled White Night Waltz. In 2018, Daisuke recorded with acclaimed New York City musicians Bruce Edwards (guitar), Ben Paterson (piano) and Nori Naraoka (bass) on the record entitled Taking the D.