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It's been 8 years.

February 2013, I moved to Munich, Germany after having lived in the States for 10 years. It was sort of a wild decision; I had no plan or whatsoever, just wanted to move to Munich to achieve my goal in my musical career. I didn't do any research, and I didn't even know anyone living in Munich, but I still came.


It took a while to get into the scene, but everything was fresh to me and I was just really happy to be in Europe. Then I became friends with some wonderful people, whom I call "lifetime friends". Little by little, Munich became my favorite place to be, to live, and to play music. I've loved everything about Munich, and still will.

Now, I haven't been able to be back in Munich for almost a year due to this situation, which I don't even need to explain. I've kept my apartment and kept paying my rent for the time being, hoping I could come back to Munich in the near future.


Meanwhile, I've established my own label here in Japan and released my second album from the label. I've also been trying to develop the music scene in Tokyo to be more prominent. I feel that this is probably my new goal that I would like to achieve for the next 10 years or so.


Long story short, I have decided to let go of my apartment. Meaning, I'm relocating myself, moving back to Japan for the first time since I left Japan 20 years ago. I must say, it's not because of the pandemic (well it was a "good" reason to really start thinking about it), I've had this thought for the past few years actually; there is something I would like to do in my home country. But, this doesn't mean that I will not come back to Munich ever again. I still have my instruments and other stuff there, so small parts of me will be still in Munich. And, there are still some ongoing projects there too. So, I will definitely come back to play, meet friends, and of course drink some tasty beer .


It's been such a great journey, and now, another one starts. I have to thank everyone for giving me all the great memories, but I will probably never thank enough. But here it goes, THANK YOU, everyone!!


I will miss you all and miss Munich so much. Looking forward to the bright future, and looking forward to seeing y'all once again, wherever you are or wherever I am.

All the best, and with lots of love,

Shinya, February 8, 2021





















Another Stroy

Nov 24, 2020

New​ Label & Second Album!!

Finally, I can announce!

My own label “nagalu” has now started and my second album “Another Story” will be released from there!


Order and listen ​here


June 23, 2019

Amedia Cymbals

Very happy to announce that Shinya is now endorsing Amedia Cymbals from Istanbul, Turkey.

The quality of their cymbals is truely amazing, and you can hear the history and the future of Turkish cymbals through them.

The way they blend into music is just pure and phenomenal.

More videos and pictures of Shinya's cymbals will be posted soon...

【Current Setup】‬
‪23” Stingray Traditional‬
‪22” Stingray Edge‬
‪21” Old School EFX‬
‪14” Vintage Hihat Top‬
‪14” Jazz Legend Hihat Bottom‬


since 2019


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May 3, 2018

jazzahead! 2018

Watch and listen to Shinya Fukumori Trio's beautiful performance at jazzahead! 2018!

watch here


June 23, 2019

land & quiet CD Release

Debut album by Goro Ito's land & quiet is now released from Verve/Universal Records.

Order and listen here

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February 16, 2018

For 2 Akis

- Shinya Fukumori Trio

My debut album "For 2 Akis" is out today!!

So happy to announce that my debut album is released from the legendary record label, ECM Records!

Read more about the album here

Order and listen here

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