Kenji Kikuchi received his B.M. from Berklee College of Music and his G.P.C. from the Boston Conservatory. He is an active performer in the styles of classical and jazz not only on his primary instrument, saxophone, but also on flute and clarinet. He is also an accomplished composer of contemporary classical music, being a member and founder of the composer’s group The Human Connection. Mr. Kikuchi had several of his works premiered including Overture for Orchestra and Saxophone Concerto by Quincy Symphony, his Marimba Concerto and Prelude for Orchestra by the Melrose Symphony and Cape Ann Overture by Cape Ann Symphony. He has also published Astronomy I, II (Finalist, National Flute Association Newly Published Piece, 2002), Quartet no.2 (Winner, National Flute Association Newly Published Piece, 1998), and Airmail Edition with Falls House Press, Sonata for Flute and Piano and Piece for Solo Piano with BKJ Publications.