Takehiro Shimizu, jazz drummer. He was born in 1983 in Hyogo, Japan. His great passion for jazz music and drums began when he was 12 and quickly grew up. In 1997, He won the first prize from the Student Jazz Festivals, held every year by Japan Association for Jazz Education. After a few years he joined Hitomi Nishiyama trio. In 2005 he won the Yokohama Jazz Promenade Competition with her trio and he also took the Senzoku Gakuin College of Music Award.
He Joined indigo jam unit, Japanese jam/jazz band in 2005.
Takehiro currently plays and endorses CANOPUS drums and Paiste cymbals.