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1974年長野県軽井沢町生まれ。14歳より独学でエレキギターを始める。カナダで一年間クラシックギターを学び、その後スペイン・アンダルシアに居を移す。生きたフラメンコを吸収しながら日本とスペインを往復し20代を過ごす。97年日本フラメンコ協会主催新人公演に於いて奨励賞を受賞。06年メジャーデビュー。07年NHK大河ドラマ「風林火山」紀行テーマ曲を担当。10年、スペインで開催された「第5回 ムルシア “ニーニョ・リカルド” フラメンコギター国際コンクール」国際部門でアジア人として初めて優勝、その模様をTBS系「情熱大陸」でオンエアされ、大きな反響を呼ぶ。その後EXILEにシングル「情熱の花」を曲提供、フジテレビ系「ヨルタモリ」へ常連客として出演。コラボ活動に於いてはオーケストラ、バレエ、能、長唄、朗読との共演といった枠組みに捉われない活動を展開。フィギュアスケートとの親和性も高く、アニメ「ユーリ!!! on ICE」で演奏、また複数の選手のプログラムでオリジナル楽曲が使用された。共演を果たしたソロアーティストは多岐に渡り、セラニート、マヌエル・アグヘータ、ドローレス・アグヘータ、アルベルト・ロペス、ハビエル・コンデ、ドミンゴ・オルテガ、グリーシャといったフラメンコアーティストから、渡辺香津美、coba、福田進一、葉加瀬太郎、押尾コータロー、上妻宏光、小松亮太、NAOTO、MIYAVI、木村大、jazztronik、梁邦彦、宮本笑里等のインストプレーヤー、吉井和哉、玉置浩二、近藤真彦、郷ひろみ、福山雅治、大貫妙子、平原綾香、NEWS、槇原敬之、東山紀之、SoulJa、石丸幹二等の歌い手まで多数(順不同、敬称略)。近年フラメンコギター・アンサンブルを立ち上げ、後進の育成にも力を入れながら、楽曲提供、プロデュース、執筆にも力を注ぎつつ、唯一無二のフラメンコギターの追求を続けている。

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JIN OKI

Born in ’74 in Japan. Jin Oki started playing electric guitar when he was 14. He played many kinds of music such as rock, blues and folk. When he was 18 he studied classical music in Canada. At 20, he started playing Flamenco, after he saw a concert of Vicente Amigo in Japan. In 1996 he started living in Madrid and learned Solo- style Flamenco Guitar with Victro Monge “Serranito”. From 1997 to 2000 he lived in Jerez de la Frontera (Andalucía) and learned accompany to Cante and Baile with lots of local artist.

In 2002, his first solo album “Una mañana en Bolivia” was released. The song “Fantasma2” gained the prize of the best recording award of Japan (in the jazz/classic genre). In 2010 he gained the special 1st international prize (non-Spanish nationality) in the competition of Flamenco Guitar “Niño Ricardo” in Murcia, Spain.

In 2013, Jin Oki released a collaboration album “Dialogo” which featured top Japanese artists such as Kazumi Watanabe, coba, MIYAVI, Kotaro Oshio, Toshimitsu Agatsuma, and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. Successor of the album is “Clásico”, an album with a classical approach which came out in 2017. In November 2018, he released SPAIN, his first collection of musical compositions associated with Spain, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of diplomacy between Spain and Japan. With the world famous Jazz Guitarist, Kazumi Watanabe, Jin is also known for his activities as a guitar duo “Jin Oki con Kazumi Watanabe”. When Paco de Lucía’s guitar traveled to Japan, he was the only Japanese musician to play the guitar. He has collaborated with numerous musicians such as Manuel Agujetas, Javier Conde, Koji Tamaki, Taro Hakase, Shinichi Fukuda, to name a few, as well as Japanese traditional artists such as Hideki Togi, Noh and Kyogen artists, where he pursues a daring collaboration. Appearing on TV programs and writing pop songs for the likes of EXILE, and also playing guitar on the soundtrack for the famous anime “YURI!!! on ICE”, Jin Oki continues to break new ground.

Not only in Japan and Spain, but Jin Oki has done lots of concerts in many countries as Italy, France, China, Nepal, Laos, Bolivia, Cuba, Brazil and Argentina. Jin Oki’s guitar sounds Flamenco, but he has very unique musical back ground which make his music special. Jin Oki keeps playing his original Flamenco, paying respect to the root of Spanish Flamenco.