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.
Since publishing his book “Jazz Labels in Europe” in 2002, he has been an expert on European jazz.
Director of Music Pen Club Japan (2014-17)
Academy member of Danish Music Awards Jazz 2017
Jury of 7 Virtual Jazz Club’s Contest 7th Edition 2022 (Italy)
Author of “Talking About Jazz, It’s Piano Trio”, “Bill Evans Discography”.
Bachelor of English Literature, Sophia University, Tokyo (1983)