Originally born in Okazaki, Aichi, Japan, Shimpei started playing electric bass at the age of 13.
He quickly switched to an upright bass after participating in a local jazz big band workshop and falling in love with the art of jazz.
His professional career started in 2012 when he moved to Tokyo, and has embarked on several tours both nationally and internationally.
Shimpei has been living in the Bay Area since 2016 and has performed with various artists including:
Bob Kenmotsu, Dann Zinn, Faye Carol, Azure McCall, Terrence Brewer, Erik Jekabson, Stacy Dillard, Steven Lugerner, Tim Lin, Kev Choice, Martin Luther McCoy and many others.