A native of Osaka, Japan. Kozo Suganuma, begun playing the drums at the age of eight. Two years later, he appeared on several Japanese TV music shows as the Genius Kid Drummer. And by the age of fifteen, became a professional drummer having done many studio recordings and concerts tours.
An extremely active clinician, Kozo also helps to teach young drummers through participating in YAMAHA Big Drummer’s Camp and running his own drum school, the Kozo Suganuma Drum Dojo. Kozo has released CDs both with his bands, Vienna and Fragile, and also as a solo artist. In addition to CDs, Kozo has also produced DVDs, videos, and books.
Because of his amazing technique, Kozo has been given the name, “The King of Many Strokes” or “TE KA ZU OH”