Aran Alcaraz Nagashima (BIO in English) 

screen-shot-2016-06-09-at-6-42-28-am-resizedAran Alcaraz Nagashima is versatile drummer and percussionist, who holds both Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance from Azusa Pacific University in Los Angeles California.

He studied drums with Mark Converse, Alan Waddington, Mike Packer, Drew Hemwall, Yoshiyuki Kuroda; classical percussion with Bill Schlitt and Raynor Carroll. He also had private lessons with Ralph Humphrey and Peter Erskine.

Aran started to play professionally as freelance drummer and concert percussionist based in Los Angeles and Orange County area while he was working on his bachelor’s degree.

He has wide variety of experiences working in music industry such as musicals shows, big bands, jazz combos, churches, symphony orchestras, recording sessions, support gigs for artists and bands, top 40 cover bands, show / party bands on cruise lines, and teaching.

Since 2010, he served as show band / party band drummer on both Holland America Line and Princess Cruises, going around all over the world and performing in different styles and genres.

He relocated to Japan since January of 2014. He performs and teaches very actively in Tokyo and sorrounding area both as drummer and percussionist.

Aran has had the opportunity to share stage with following artists to name a few.

Born To Beat (BTOB)
Etsuji Ogawa
Miku Yonezawa
Melissa Manchester (Grammy winning singer songwriter)
Clint Holmes
Linda Edder
Ejay Day (American Idol season1 finalist)
Drew Stevyns (America’s Got a Talent season 4 finalist)
The MacDonald Brothers (The X Factor UK series 3 finalist)
Dale Kristein (Phantom of the Opera original cast)
Mark Preston (ex member of vocal group “The Lettermen”)
Bobby Brooks Wilson
Jacqui Michaels
Linda Gentille
Craig Richard
Katrina Rose
Bayne Bacon
Brett Cave
Paul Pappas