Izumi Koga

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Izumi Koga, Gu Hequan, a drummer and Jazz musician from Japan, now in Beijing

Drummer of: Liu Yuan Jazz Group, Jin Hao & his Friends, Golden Buddha Jazz Unit, ex-G-Eleven


Studied bass drum in Berklee College of Music in the United States during 1990-1993.

Participated in the HIBARI Children's Choir at the age of 10.

Learned playing drum accompanying with HIBARI.

Performed percussion at the MOON concert by the composer TORU TAKEMITU.

The first bass drum expert in China recognized by the Bureau of Foreign Experts.

Now serves as chairman of the Department of Beijing Modern Jazz Academy of Music.

Drum teacher of local Beijing drum talent Xiao Dou

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