Products Used

Biography

After graduating from Osaka College of Music as a Clarinet Major, Takanori Suzuki started his career as a classical musician following in the footsteps of a family member who is a successful jazz musician in Japan. Currently, Suzuki collaborates with musicians of various genres in both live and recorded performance, joining many recording sessions in the Osaka jazz scene, as well as others throughout Japan.

A founding member of the Takanori Suzuki Trio, Suzuki has released two albums - “Collage” (2015) and “Paracca” (2018) - under the brand’s label. The trio is regarded for its acoustic and noble chamber jazz, which is accomplished through exceedingly complex arrangements. Suzuki, himself, started a multi-year solo clarinet recording project in 2008, which continues to this day.

With his warm jazz sound, provided by a strong foundation of classical training, Suzuki expands the new style of clarinet clarinet music, among other genres. He is a Specially Appointed Associate Professor at Osaka College of Music.

Suzuki is a Backun Artist and performs on Backun Lumiere Grenadilla Clarinets with Gold Posts and Silver Keys.


Products Used

Fit and Sizing

Barrels

FIT BRANDS
Standard Backun, Buffet, Selmer (USA, Centered Tone, 10G, Series 9), Yamaha, and most other house brands
Standard Plus As above, larger bore for more free blowing feel
Selmer Paris Selmer Paris (Not including Selmer USA, 10G, Series 9)

 

Bells

FIT BRANDS
Standard Backun, Buffet, Selmer (USA, Centered Tone, 10G, Series 9), Yamaha, and most other house brands
Selmer Paris Selmer Paris (Not including Selmer USA, 10G, Series 9)

Vocalise Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL TIP OPENING FACING LENGTH
R Hard Rod Rubber Close Short
G Hard Rod Rubber Medium Medium
H Hard Rod Rubber Open Long

Bb Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL TIP OPENING FACING LENGTH
Alpha Plastic 1.0 mm Medium
CG Crystal
Crystal 1.19 mm Medium Long
MoBa Hard Rubber .99 mm to 1.19 mm Medium Long

Bass Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL TIP OPENING FACING LENGTH
CG Crystal Crystal 1.80 mm 24 mm
MoBa Hard Rubber 1.75 mm Medium long
MoBa Plus Hard Rubber 1.85 mm Medium long

Eb Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL TIP OPENING FACING LENGTH
CG Crystal Crystal 1.19 mm 16.5 mm
MoBa Hard Rubber 1.03 mm Medium Long
MoBa Plus Hard Rubber 1.19 mm Medium Long