Manji Suzuki

Manji Suzuki had a deep passion for the music industry. He is the founder and president of Suzuki Musical Instrument Manufacturing Company in Hamamatsu, Japan. The company began as a harmonica maker and over the years has developed innovative instruments such as a full line of wood harmonicas for music education. His passion and mission was to introduce music into the lives of young people. During the 1980s he purchased the Hammond Organ Company and for the first time ever brought in the Leslie Speaker Company under the same ownership. Those on hand for the recording of Mr. Suzuki’s interview had a real sense of history, as his career was revolutionary on many levels.  

Interview Date:
October 12, 2006
Date of Birth:
February 11, 1923
Deceased Date:
August 21, 2020
Job Title:
Suzuki Musical Instruments

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