Album "Groove Merchant" released

The Group that Kazuhiro has been a part "Groove Merchant" released the CD Album "Groove Merchant" in 2016 January.


1, Second Line / Traditional

2, All Blues / Miles Davis

3, Over The Rainbow / Harold Arlen

4, Oleo / Sonny Rollins

5, On Green Dolphin Street / Bronislaw Kaper

6, Caravan / Duke Ellington

7, The Shadow of Your Smile / Johnny Mandel

8, Groove Merchant / Jerome Richardson



Yuji Kotari wrote about Kazuhiro's improvisational playing on magazine "PRIME"

“His interesting sound make the punctual beat, but also amusing.


He does various things. I am wondering if it is the fact that young,


new music. I am extremely interested in as an old man. Its good


sentiment to feel a wide range sound from drums which doesn’t


have a scale.”

Kazuhiro Odagiri Wins 2 Years Scholarship

Kazuhiro Odagiri wins 2 years Scholarship Program of Overseas


Study for Upcoming Artists“ from the Japanese Agency for


Cultural Affairs in 2012.  Kazuhiro is the first jazz drummer who


has been selected for this honor.