Graduated with honors from the Berklee College of Music. Received a Masters Degree from the New England Conservatory Music while a scholarship student. Studied with late George Russell, Dave Holland and George Garzone. Has taught at the New England Conservatory, the Longy School of Music and the New England Institute of Art. Honshuku was an assistant to Russell for 20 years, as well as a member of Russell’s Living Time Orchestra. He learned Russell’s Lydian Chromatic Concept which he applies to all of his compositions and arrangements. Honshuku is currently the leader of a NYC based jazz-Brazilian hybrid band, Racha Fora, and released 3 albums. He also released 6 albums under his name, and appears on 30 albums as a supporting musician.