Masakazu Yoshizawa
September 1950 - October 2007

Masakazu Yoshizawa was an internationally reknown, multi-faceted musician. Yoshizawa was perhaps best known publicly for his performances with various Japanese flutes (shakuhachi, shinobue, hichiriki, nokan, etc.) and percussion instruments (the various taiko, tsusumi drums and other percussives).

Yoshizawa performed live, in concert, worldwide, and was composer for orchestra as well as many Japanese musical forms. Yoshizawa was also an active studio musician. His most recent film work was as a soloist on the soundtrack of Memoirs of a Geisha. He also appears in the film.

He also played on many movie soundtracks including: Jurassic Park; Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story; The Joy Luck Club; and all of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequels.

L. A. Times Obituary for Masa

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