Kanade Sato

Born in Saitama Prefecture in 2002, Kanade Sato was familiar with Jazz fusion and Pop music from an early age. She self-taught the melody of “Spain” (Chick Corea), before speaking words. She started playing drums at 3 years old, and decided to become a professional drummer at 5 years old. 

  • 2021 (19 years old) • Performed on “FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL’21” as a member of NHK E-Tele “Musika Piccolino”.   Drum sticks Endorsement contract with Alpha Drumworks.
  • 2020 (18 years old)· Appeared in on-line event “DRUMHEAD LIVE 2020”. (Other performers include legendary drummers such as Steve Gadd, Peter Erskine and Simon Phillips.)   Participated in the albums “World Journey” and “Best of Instrumental” of Rie a.k.a. Suzaku.
  • 2019 (16 years old)· Joined the album of Rie a.k.a. Suzaku (which is known as one of the few female technical guitarists.). It’s her major 1st album “Top Runner”.· Appeared at “METAL MATSURI” held in London as a support member of Rie a.k.a. Suzaku.
  • 2018 (15 years old)· Performed on “ASAGIRI JAM 2018” as a member of NHK E-Tele “Musika Piccolino”.
  • 2017 (14 years old)· TV program NHK E-Tele “Musika Piccolino  (Season 5)” appeared as “Lunetta”.· Endorsement contract with Pearl Drums.· Formed “Ear Candy Jazz Factory” with Rei Narita (Pf) and Naoko Sakurai (Bs). Held a debut live in Jakarta.
  • 2016 (13 years old)· Appeared in Singapore Drum Fest 2016. Accomplished her first overseas foray.
  • 2014 (11 years old)· Won the “Grand Prix” award in global competition of women drummer “HIT LIKE A GIRL” Under 18 Age Group. 
  • 2013 (10 years old)· Participated in the recording of Minoru Mukaiya (ex. Casiopea) which was her first time experience in a full scale recording. 
  • 2012 (9 years old)· Starred in promotional events and videos of Roland V-Drums. 
  • 2009 (6 years old)· Her parents posted a video of her playing drums on YouTube which caught the eyes of officials. Which lead to co-starring with Minoru Mukaiya (ex. Casiopea). and regular co-starring afterwards. Since then she’s been featured in a number of media (TV, radio, magazines) and has been co-starring with various artists. 
  • 2008 (5 years old)· She started to study drumming under Yoshihiko Iwai (session drummer).