Norihiro Kikuta is a Japanese guitarist and composer. Norihiro has been developing a reputation as one of the most promising guitarists in New York City, incorporating jazz, funk, and classical music elements to create his signature sound.
Inspired by Chicago blues music at an early age, he began performing professionally at 18 years old. After cutting his teeth on gigs throughout Tokyo, he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston MA, where he honed his guitar playing and production skills from 2005 – 2008. While there, he collaborated with influential professors and highly acclaimed musicians such as David Fiuczynski, Matt Jenson, Jim Kerry, Dennis Montgomery, Winston Maccow, and Mick Goodrick. He also earned an achievement-based scholarship, helping him to complete his education. He graduated with honors, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Music in 2008.