Hajime Suzuki is a double bass player, composer and teacher based in the Netherlands from 2014. Born and raised in Sendai, Japan, he graduated Top of the Year at the renowned Senzoku Gakuen College of Music, Tokyo, in 2012.
As a bass player, he has been invited to perform at the prestigious Taipei International Jazz Festival, the Sapporo City Jazz Festival and many more. His first album, 'Kotodama' (2014), aimed to blend traditional Japanese music and jazz. The album received generally positive reviews, which led to an interview with Hamakko Stream Radio and a live broadcast at popular Japanese radio station Mot FM.
Due to Hajime's wish to broaden his musical horizons he was accepted to study with acclaimed bass player Frans van der Hoeven at the internationally renowned Conservatory of Amsterdam in 2014. Hajime continues to live and work in the Netherlands today.