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Tiger Onitsuka
Birth name Taiga Onitsuka (鬼束 大我 Onitsuka Taiga ?)
Also known as "Tiger"
Born 9 July 1998 (1998-07-09) (age 11)
Origin Kyoto, Japan
Genres Jazz
Instruments Drums
Years active 2004 – Present
Labels Spice Records, Savoy Records
Associated acts Tiger, Burning Bright

Tiger Onitsuka (鬼束 大我 Onitsuka Taiga ?, born 9 July 1998) is Japanese jazz drummer, who holds the Guinness World Record for "The World’s Youngest Professional Jazz Drummer”.[1] Onitsuka started playing the drums from the age of 5, and performed at a concert in Harlem, New York in 2005 at the age of 7.

On 7 October 2007, Onitsuka performed at the Yokohama Jazz Promenade.[2]

In November 2007, Onitsuka performed at the 3rd Ginza International Jazz Festival with his band "Tiger, Burning Bright".[3]





  • Incredible Tiger - Live (2007)
  • Tiger! (23 April 2008)[4]
  • A Time in New York (22 October 2008)[4]


  1. ^ 9-year-old drummer becomes Guinness-certified as world's youngest pro. (23 June 2008). Retrieved on 8 September 2008. (English)
  2. ^ Yokohama Jazz Promenade 2007 schedule (Japanese)
  3. ^ Introduction to Performing Artists Ginza Concierge website
  4. ^ a b Release information on Columbia website Retrieved on 1 July 2009. (Japanese)

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