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Akira Jimbo

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Akira Jimbo has continuously been at the vanguard of music for more than a quarter century since his professional debut as a member of the band Casiopea in 1980. He has performed in collaboration with many renowned artists and bands in Japan and overseas, as well as created “One Man Orchestra” shows featuring his own original style using a MIDI drum trigger system. Akira Jimbo's unprecedented performances that fuse his phenomenal techniques and modern technology have been widely recognized throughout the world. In 1999, readers of the British drum magazine RHYTHM chose him as the second most popular drummer. In addition to appearing on the front cover and being featured in an over 10-page spread in the June 2000 issue of the U.S.'s MODERN DRUMMER, the world's top drumming magazine, he was voted as one of the world's 100 most respected Japanese people in Newsweek magazine in 2007.

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