Born in Kobe, Japan; based in NYC. six-string bass player, composer, and shamisen player.
A lifelong musician, Fukushima was given the Outstanding Performer Award before graduating Sum Cum laude from Berklee College of Music. His study of Western Classical music, Japanese traditional music, and the African inspired musical sensibilities of South America are heard in his jazz improvisation, his playing is an amazing combination of finesse, subtlety, and power.
He is co-leading Brooklyn based power trio "House of Waters". They released two albums from Grammy Award group Snarky Puppy's GroundUp label. The first album hit #2 on the iTunes World music chart, and the second album hit #4 on the iTunes Jazz chart.
As a member of House of Waters, His music was placed on Sports Emmy Award-Winning piece ESPN "E60".
In 2014 He won 3rd place on International Songwriting Competition.
2013 2020 ASCAP Plus Award Winner.
Performed on Dave Eggar's Grammy-Nominated album "the Kingston morning"
Fukushima has redefined the role of the bass performing with great artists such as House of Waters, Mike Stern, Leni Stern, Karsh Kale, Dave Weckl, Joe Lovano, Donny McCaslin, Ari Hoenig, Cliff Almond, Marta Gomez, Dave Eggar, Richie Barshay, Vladimir Cetkar, Hiromi, Big Apple Circus, Alex Skolnick, and Gil Goldstein.
Endorsement: Fodera Guitars/Aguilar Amplification/Pitbull Strings /Richter Straps