Masato Jaike is a jazz saxophonist, composer and music educator based in Sapporo, Hokkaido, northern Japan. While working in a variety of genres of music such as pop, latin, classical and hip hop, he plays his original jazz compositions inspired by the unique climate of northern Japan.
He has released several recordings as a leader in addition to appearing on many recordings as a sideman. He collaborates with both domestic and foreign musicians and performs in more than 250 live shows a year including jazz festivals.
Notable recent performances include Sapporo City Jazz, one of the biggest jazz festivals in Japan with Sapporo Jazz Ambitious led by a pianist David Matthews and Korea Tour in 2018 and 2019.