Samek Music

Chika & Scott

CHIKA INOUE (SAXOPHONE) Chika Inoue is a much sought after solo saxophonist, chamber musician, clinician and master teacher. A native of Osaka, Japan, Chika has performed in festivals and concerts throughout North America, Italy, Germany, USA, China and Japan. She appears as a saxophonist in the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Chika has won first prize laureate such as at the Japan International League of Artists Music Competition, La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Artists Competition, Beverly Hills National Auditions. A graduate of the USC Thornton School (DMA), California State University, Fresno (MA), and UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music (BA), she is currently on music faculty at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Chika is an endorsed artist for Selmer Paris Saxophones, Vandoren, Key Leaves and lefreQue.

SCOTT MORRIS (GUITAR) Scott Morris gave his New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall in 1998. He has since appeared as a soloist and chamber musician throughout North America, Central America, Europe, and Asia. He studied at Yale University, the USC Thornton School of Music, the Aspen Music Festival, Musician’s Institute (GIT), and the Mozarteum Sommerakademie (Salzburg, Austria). His latest recording for AIX Records is called Phonology: The Music of Erik Satie for Guitar, which includes performances with Grammy-winner Andrew York. He is the author of the popular series of method books entitled Classical Guitar Complete: From Basic to Bach. Scott currently resides in Los Angeles where he is Chair of the Department of Music at California State University, Dominguez Hills.

CHIKA & SCOTT Chika Inoue, saxophone and Scott Morris, guitar have been performing together since 2016 and have completed a number of successful tours in the US and Europe, with upcoming dates scheduled for Los Angeles, New York City, Europe and Asia. The duo filmed several music videos featuring the music of Isaac Albeniz on location in Gerona, Barcelona, Mallorca, and Granada, Spain. The videos were released by Guitar Salon International (GSI) to much acclaim. Both master arrangers, Chika & Scott perform their own arrangements which successfully capture the composer’s intent while also taking full advantage of the unique sound of classical saxophone and guitar.