About Toshi Onizuka
Not only is Toshi Onizuka a master of the passionate Spanish guitar, but he also has a very special way of communicating the tranquility and beauty of the Portland Japanese Garden to our guests with his warm and genuine spirit. We love having him perform at the Garden.
Thank you for playing at our wedding out at Garden Vineyards. As always, your music was incredible and all of our guests had wonderful things to say about you and Julana. It truly was just what we wanted for our wedding…Laura – I cannot thank you enough for your hard work in making all of this possible. Thank you again to both of you for helping make our wedding wonderful… we still talk about how great Toshi was…We look forward to hearing you play again in the future!
We first heard Toshi at a friend’s wedding and fell in love with his unique Flamenco sound. When it came time to plan for our own wedding, he was the first to come to mind and we didn’t look any further. His music and guitar playing were extraordinary and exquisite. In fact, the majority of our guests asked us where they could hear him play in town. I would hire him again without any hesitation!
Toshi played at an intimate corporate event I hosted at the Ponzi Vineyards and was simply exceptional!
His deep musicality is obvious form the moment he starts to play, but Toshi also exhibited a remarkable sensitivity to the dynamics of the room. In other words, his music truly enhanced the experience of all of our attendees, so much so that several approached me the next day to remark specifically on how much they enjoyed Toshi’s playing (and it wasn’t the sort of crowd that’s easily impressed).
On top of his musical ability, Toshi was also very professional, reaching the venue early to ensure that he was ready to go before any attendees arrived. And, for someone whose music is recognized globally, he’s incredibly gracious and humble.
I can unequivocally recommend Toshi for anyone in search of a musician with the talent and panache to enliven an important event.