Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians
Fukumura, Hiroshi, trombonist, leader; b. Tokyo, 21, February 1949. Signed up for Watanabe Sadao's Berklee-styled Yamaha music school while a law student, joined Watanabe's band upon graduation (1971-73). He attended New England Conservatory in Boston and performed and recorded with its student jazz band in 1974. He then returned to Japan, working with various groups as leader and sideperson. Performed with fusion band Native Son (1980-83).
Entry by ATKINS