|Hideo Ikegami (b. 1966) has started double bass/contrabass at age of 19.
During university days, Ikegami had belonged to the college big band and
played authodox big band jazz such as Count Baise.
After graduate university, Ikegami has started to play free improvisation and played improvised music with many musicians in Tokyo.
Now Ikegami has been playing free improvisation in various format; from solo to large ensemble. While based on Tokyo, Ikegami also plays in many countries such as France, Switzerland and etc.