Hiroki Sugita (Japan)
Jazz journalist for thirty-two years, Director of jazz website “PJ Portrait in jazz”. Contributor of the Japanese leading magazine “Swing Journal” (1990-2010) as reviewer, interviewer, discographer and member of a selection committee of Jazz Disc Awards.
Now he is a contributor of “Jazz Japan”(2010-), “Jazz Life”(2008-), “Jazz Perspective”(2010-) and “Jazz Critique”(1985-) on regular basis. He is a radio personality (2000-2017) and has been visiting jazz festivals in Europe, North America and Asia every year since 2003.
He has written over 3,000 liner notes for jazz albums and interviewed 500 people.