ManabuSakata 2017 photo by Kelton Boyer.

Manabu Sakata

Photo by Kelton Boyer


Manabu Sakata;
A drummer, musician,
Born in Japan in 1973.
Akira Sakata, a sax player, is his father.
Manabu Sakata learned to play the piano as a child and began playing drums at 10-years-old.
In 1993, he went to Musicians Institute in US.
After graduation, he became a professional drummer in Japan.
His eclectic performance style includes everything from pop music to free jazz.
After joining several bands, including Piranhans and Polaris, he began his solo project in 2004, using drums and various instruments.
In 2005, he released three solo instrumental albums.
In 2006, he played music at play and fashion show.
In 2017, he released the album, “Ki-No-Oku,” revealing his singer-songwriter side.
He created his first soundtrack, in 2019, for the film “Bonfire at Dawn.”

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