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Japanese Drummer George Kawaguchi Dead at 76


(CelebrityAccess News Service) – Renowned jazz drummer George Kawaguchi, known as the Japanese Art Blakey, died November at a hospital in Tokyo at age 76. Kawaguchi, a native of Kyoto, died of a brain hemorrhage. He was taken to a hospital after falling at his home in Tokyo on October 31.

Kawaguchi also played with a number of famous international jazz players including the legendary Art Blakey, Branford Marsalis and Slide Hampton. –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner