“Hey, what do you do in New York?”

Always I’m confused when people ask me that. I’m doing music. Also some designs. But mostly people don’t really understand what I do. I think also I don’t understand what other people do.

Specifically, I’m writing music for chamber groups which combines jazz and classical elements. Also, I published my piano technique book for beginners. That means I’m also teaching piano in New York. Also I’m a jazz pianist and I’m performing jazz at several venues in New York. I also perform improvisations for solo piano.

My name is Tetsuro Hoshii. Most American people can't pronounce my first name correctly. (The sound of “tsu” is especially hard.) But imagine my name sounds like “Tootsie Roll”--easy, right?

I was born in Chiba, Japan. I used to perform jazz and original music around the Tokyo area a lot when I was studying at the Senzoku College of Music. I moved to the United States in 2009 to study jazz composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston. After I graduated, I started my career as a composer. My compositions were performed by Boston Symphony Orchestra’s chamber group, the Boston Cello Quartet, from 2011 to 2013 at Tanglewood and several musical halls around New England. After I moved to New York City from Boston, I started offering my compositions to the New York Symphonic Brass, the Brooklyn Chamber Nonet, Halcyon Chamber Series, Doggy Cats and more.

In 2015, I published my first piano technique book called The Adventures of Pinpi and Danda, and it’s sold at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, New York.

Also I’m selling many original T-Shirts, and helping design friends' logos and designing imaginary architecture for fun and as a side business.

I have so many projects for the next 5 years—classical, jazz, musical, country, entertainment and avant garde... I bet our future won’t even have the same categories as 2016. All types of music will be melted together and be more creative.

Do you want to see my resume? Please hire me!