Kozo Suganuma | Zildjian Drum Set Artist

Kozo Suganuma

Independent

Kozo Suganuma was born in Osaka, Japan and started to play drums at the age of eight. He became a professional drummer at the age of fifteen and has done many studio recording, concerts tours and sessions. He worked with top drummers such as David Garibaldi, Billy Cobham, Dave Weckl, Sonny Emory, Steve Jordan, Gerald "Jerry" Brown, Simon Phillips, Benny Greb, Tommy Igoe, Peter Erskine, RUSS MILLER and Thomas Lang and many more. He is known as "TE-KAZ-OH" which means the king of many strokes because of his unique style of playing such as speed strokes, odd time play and trick play.

Kozo Suganuma's setup

1.16" K Zildjian Sweet Crash

2.18" K Sweet Crash

3.18" A Custom China

4.20" K Custom Medium Ride

5.8" FX Trashformer

6.10" FX Trashformer

7.14" K Zildjian Medium HiHats *

8.13" A Custom Projection HiHats *

* May be prototype or discontinued

Kozo Suganuma

in 3

1

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

I was inspired by Billy Cobham so I am using big drum sets like him.

2

WORDS OF WISDOM FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF DRUMMERS

Cymbals are the biggest way to express yourself so use and try them a lot and know which ones you love, and show your music.

3

FAVORITE ZILDJIAN CYMBAL/COMBO

K Medium Ride cymbal and K Hi-Hats are my favorites and their combination is fantastic.

Behind the kit

[DRUMMER] Kozo Suganuma - Sonatinianas Brasilieiras

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