Born in Kobe, Japan; based in NYC. six string bass player, composer, mountain dulcimer and shamisen player.
A lifelong musician, Fukushima was named outstanding performer before graduating Sum Cum laude from Berklee College of Music. His study of Western Classical music, Japanese traditional music, and the African inspired musical sensibilities of South America is heard in his jazz improvisation, his playing is an amazing combination of finesse, subtlety, and power.
He is co-leading Brooklyn based power trio "House of Waters". They recently got signed to Snarky Puppy's GroundUp label/Verve Music, and the latest album hit #2 on the iTunes world music chart.
As a member of House of Waters, His music was placed on Sports Emmy Award Winning piece ESPN "E60".
In 2014 He won 3rd place on International Songwriting Competition.
ASCAP Plus Award Winner.
Fukushima has redefined the role of the bass performing with great artists such as House of Waters, Mike Stern, Leni Stern, Karsh Kale, Dave Weckl, Joe Lovano, Donny McCaslin, Ari Hoenig, Cliff Almond, Marta Gomez, Dave Eggar, Richie Barshay, Vladimir Cetkar, Hiromi, Big Apple Circus, Alex Skolnick and Gil Goldstein.
Endorsement: Vanderkley Amp / Pitbull Strings /Richter Straps
Fodera Bass Artist / Citron Bass Artist