After graduating from Osaka College of Music, TakanoriSuzuki started his musical career as a professionalclassical clarinetist, performing in numerous concertsas a member of orchestras, chamber groups, andothers. Coming from a family of jazz musicians, he hasalso devoted himself to jazz.
His recent activity includes live performances withmusicians of many different genres, and studio work forCDs and commercials on various media includingtelevision, radio, and more.
In 2015 he formed the Takanori Suzuki Trio. The trio, composed of a clarinet, guitar, and base, has arefined acoustic chamber-jazz style which charms theaudience with its hearttouching music and subtleensamble. They have released two albums oforiginal music. These albums were reviewed by theItalian jazz web magazine "Jazz Convention".
In 2019 "Lumièle", from their album "Paracca", was used in a nationwide radio commercial forYamabishi Corporation. Suzuki has continued his lifework, the Clarinet SoloProject, for more than ten years, since 2008. He has proposed and developed a unique style for clarinet,which is rooted in classical music, but transcendsgenres, and is centered on warm tones.
In 2018, Suzuki accepted an offer from the Japanesenational goverment to play in Havana, Cuba at a concertfor the 120th Anniversary of Japanese-Cuban Emigration, where he performed with saxophone player
César López, who represented Cuban jazz.
He has nurtured and taught clarinet to undergraduatesas a specially appointed associate professor at Osaka College of Music and other off-campus venues.