Hiroya Tsukamoto performs Saturday at Recovery Lounge

Hiroya (Photo provided)

UPPER JAY — The Recovery Lounge will host Hiroya Tsukamoto at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.

The suggested donation is $15.

Hiroya is a composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was 13, and took up the guitar shortly after.

In 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. He formed his own group in Boston “Interoceanico (inter-oceanic)” which consists of unique musicians from different continents including Latin Grammy Colombian singer Marta Gomez. The group released three acclaimed records (“The Other Side of the World”, “Confluencia” and “Where the River Shines”). Hiroya released two solo albums (“Heartland” and “Places”) from Japanese record label 333 discs.

Hiroya has been leading concerts internationally including several appearances at Blue Note in New York City with his group and Japanese National Television(NHK). Hiroya performed, recorded and shared stage with Esperanza Spalding, The Kennedys, Joe Jencks(Brother Sun), Michael League (Snarky Puppy), Brooks Williams and Jim Kwesk

Coming up at the Recovery Lounge on Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. is Lula Wiles. Cost is a suggested donation of $15.

Lula Wiles is a trio made up of Isa Burke, Eleanor Buckland, Mali Obomsawin whose voices burn, twist together, mingle and rise like smoke signaling changes to come.

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