In 1974, Yoshinobu Kojima started off his musical career as a supporting musician for acts such as Starking Delicious, Shinji Shiotsugu, Haruko Kuwana with Baler’s Shop, and Masahiro Kuwana.
His works are full of originality, with just the right mix of energy and quietness. The elegant tone of his songs are also praised highly by fellow musicians of the day.
In the 1980s Kojima stay busy doing studio work, arrangement, and production for many musicians, including artists from the U.S. like Jeff Baxter, Gordon Edwards. Nason Watts, Carlos Vega, Water Sisters, ICARUS JOHNSON, John and KEEN. At the end of 1994, he established a base for himself in New Orleans before going on tour in the U.S. and Europe. He also continued doing recording sessions with artists such as REWARD, TARA Alexandar, Wild Magnolia and many others.
The four years he spent playing and recording music in New Orleans certainly influenced Kojima’s fundamental style and sound. After returning to Japan, he continued to do recording, arrangement, and sound production for groups like Char, Paul Jackson, B.B.B. , TrickBack, his own trio "KOJIKANATSURU", and the rock band Battle Cry. He also did recording and live performances with many artists such as Syuichi "Ponta" Murakami and late great artists Takehiro Honda, Masahiro Kuwana and Ryudo Uzaki.
After returning to Japan, Yoshinobu formed the trio band "KOJIKANATSURU" and produced 3 original CDs.
In 2008, Kojima released his first solo album, Kojima. To this day he continues to do sessions with many musicians, including Kousuke Mine, Takanaka, shiho, KOJIKANAKAYAMA (Hideaki Kanazawa, Hideo Yamaki) and enjoys performing live shows with his piano trio as well.
Kojima's live recording collaborations include:
Yousui Inoue, Tetsuro Oda, KUWATA BAND, Masahiro Kuwana, Husanosuke Kondo, THE BLUE HEARTS, SMAP, Char, Syogo hamada, Masaharu Fukuyama, Nobuteru Maeda (Tube), Koshi Inaba, Atsushi, and many, many countless others.