Shunzo Ohno


Mentored by legendary masters in music and global citizenry, Art Blakey, Gil Evans, and Herbie Hancock, taught me the power music has on the spirit. They each encouraged me to compose and perform for the present times. In 2011, composing and recording was a direct response to the devastations of the earthquake/tsunami and nuclear failure. My own encounters with recovery (auto accident creating permanent damage to my embouchure, then 4th stage cancer) forged a renewed spirit to win over my challenges. I won the ISC grand prize with my composition, MUSASHI for all of us to manifest that same samurai courage. Our precious lives reveal our universality. I play and compose to free our tenderness, compassion, courage and power of Hope. My new album, includes EPIC 's orchestrated movements, confronting war and winning with our united Joy and Happiness. Strong melodies and percussions in my work unleash the dance in all of us. Music is life! I am honored to participate in this project.
  • Achievement
  • Adventure
  • Authenticity
  • Beauty
  • Boldness
  • Challenge
  • Community
  • Compassion
  • Competency
  • Contribution
  • Creativity
  • Curiosity
  • Determination
  • Friendships
  • Growth
  • Happiness
  • Honesty
  • Humor
  • Inner harmony
  • Justice
  • Kindness
  • Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Learning
  • Listening
  • Love
  • Loyalty
  • Making a difference
  • Meaningful work
  • Openness
  • Optimism
  • Peace
  • Pleasure
  • Reliability
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Risk-taking
  • Self-respect
  • Self-Respect
  • Service
  • Spirituality
  • Stability
  • Success
  • Teamwork
  • Trustworthiness
  • Vision
  • Well-being
  • Wisdom

Cultural background

  • Japan


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A World Beyond
Acknowledging the inter-connective bonds of people throughout the world, a universal pursuit unites us, revealing we are not alone. Now is our time to manifest alignment with our precious global community. Music inspires our hearts to beat as one. Children’s voices are integral to our commitment for humanity’s most powerful will for peace. A World Beyond represents a call-to-action to create our greatest transformation. United in resolve, Shunzo, Diego, and Ronan collaborated to create universal optimism, determination, and love through music.
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  • African
  • Fusion
  • Improvisational
  • Instrumental
  • Jazz
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Choir
  • Singer
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • South Africa
  • United States of America
No submissions for Beyond Music Project Volume 1.