Tatsu Aoki
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Tatsu Aoki (青木 達幸, Aoki Tatsuyuki) (born September 19, 1957) is a jazz double bass player and record producer.

As a musician in the field of Chicago jazz, Aoki has recorded eight bass albums, eight collaborative albums, 13 ensemble works and has appeared as a guest artist on over 60 albums worldwide.

Aoki also directs cultural events that promote both the history of Japanese musical traditions and contemporary Asian influences in genres of jazz and experimental jazz fusion. As the founder and artistic director of Asian Improv aRts Midwest (AIRMW) he hosts events such as the annual Chicago Asian American Jazz Festival and the Japanese American Service Committee's (JASC) Tsukasa Taiko Legacy arts residency program.

Aoki lives in Oak Park, Illinois and teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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