Working with June Kato is a pleasure. He locks down the groove, makes people dance, and knows when to keep it simple, and when to get crazy. He is that rare musician who shows up on time, plays in time, doesn’t waste other people’s time and plays the pocket all the time.

Jim Whelan | Singer Songwriter

June is a fantastic bass player. He tunes in and plays the perfect part every time from simple parts to complex beauties.

Teri Hitt | Singer Songwriter, Grace Gravity

June is truly a musical wizard. The articulation and creativity he brings to the tracks we worked on is phenomenal. He listens to the track once or twice and lays down a pass that blows whatever we had programmed out of the water. He’s efficient, quick, and gracefully translates your vision into magic. A truly good hearted artist that’s a pleasure to create and collaborate with. You the man June.

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez | Musician/Activist, Earth Guardians

June was a great addition to the project. He worked fast and had great instincts for always knowing just what the songs needed.

Brian Spain | Singer/Songwriter

I’ve worked with June on a number of projects and he always knocks it out of the park. His bass parts are interesting and unexpected yet always perfectly appropriate to the song.  He plays with equal parts technique and feel, and both at an incredibly high level. He also has a great attitude, always positive and professional and always bringing creativity and energy.

Eric Watkins | Musician

June is the GREATEST musician I know!!!! He plays from the heart and in has an infinite range in styles.

Brian D. Hardin | Music Producer, Website

Whether it’s talking, planning or recording, working with Jumpei is an inspiring experience. He’s able to discuss and understand ideas, and grasp the potential of an idea before hearing any sound at all. When the time comes, he will easily “lock in” the pocket and provide a killer groove, bringing any performance to the next level. A true musician that knows how to put in the work in.