SEEKING

Band to Join, Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

Ken Aihara is New York based Japanese Multi-Keyboard player/Composer/ producer and Sound designer.
Called “New type of keyboardist….. such as keyboard beast!!”.

Ken attended Osaka University of Art(OUA), Electronic keyboard major in Japan. While Ken studied keyboard techniques and he was inspired by progressive rock and jazz fusion music from Kunitaka Watanabe.

After getting a degree(B.E), Ken attended Berklee College of Music. Ken studied Piano under Steve Hunt(Allan Holdsworth), Mark Rossi(George Russell), Dave Limina(B.B. King) and Jeff Baust etc….

Ken graduated Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music, and he moved to New York. He got a great opportunity and developed a wide range of musical career between performance keyboards to post-production works.


In 2018-2019, Ken recorded Progressive Fusion single “Theia Impact”(release end of Jan 2019) and Album “Multiverse”(Release Feb 2019) with Bob Lanzetti(Snarky Pappy, 3-times Grammy winner), Evan Marien(Allan Holdsworth), Marko Djordjevic(Matt Garrison) and Aaron Nevezie(Emmy Award-nominated for tracking and mixing music ) at Bunker studio. He did organize, all compositions, arranging and play keyboard for this Album. His achievement on keyboard skills and compositions were highly evaluated by all of them!


Other Skills: Sound design film and game,Mix engineering and Audio programming(C sound, C programming and Max/MSP)

Screen name:
Ken Aihara
Member since:
Feb 02 2018
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

Allan Holdsworth, Planet X, Brad Mehldau, Aaron parks, Donny McCaslin, Now Vs Now, EL&P, ChickCorea, Hiromi Uehara, Mark-de Clive-lowe, Telefon Tel Aviv, Mr.Bill, Nerve, Nine inch nails, Isamu Macgregor, Dream theater,

Instrument experience:

Keyboard:
Expert
Piano:
Expert
Electronic Music:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

Korg
Kronos X, Microkorg, Monologue ,Triton tektite
Roland
RD-300NX, Gaia,
Native instruments
Maschine Jam,

Ableton live
Protools,
Logic,

MUSIC