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 brands
Standard Plus As above, larger bore for more free blowing feel

Selmer Paris

Selmer Paris (Not including Selmer USA, 10G, Series 9)

Yamaha CSG

Yamaha CSG I, II and III

 

Bells

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

Vocalise Bb Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL OPENING FACING LENGTH COMPARES TO
R Hard Rod Rubber Close Short M13/15
G Hard Rod Rubber Medium Medium 5RV/M30/BD5
H Hard Rod Rubber Open Long B40/B45
CG Proprietary Synthetic Open Long BD4/B40
Z Hard Rod Rubber Extreme Open Long BD7

Vocalise Bass Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL OPENING FACING LENGTH COMPARES TO
CG
Proprietary Synthetic Open Long B46/B50

Alpha Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL OPENING FACING LENGTH COMPARES TO
Bb Plastic Medium Medium 5RV Lyre
Bass Plastic Medium Medium 5RV Lyre