August 28th, 1972 in Hiroshima, Japan session drummer Makoto Izumitani studied at the Musicians Institute, Percussion Institute of Technology, where he graduated in September 1992. He also studied with Joe Porcaro and Ralph Humphry.
Izumitani is featured on Gwen Stefani’s album “Love.Angel.Music.Baby” and joined Stefani on her world tour 2004-2005.
Previously he recorded with Foolin' Cazan, Stolen Fish, Rebellious Generation, Alex Mitchell, Barth Beasley, Posh, Panicia Jordan, Tex Kinoshita, Guilda Gold, Susan Barth, Laura Hanrahan, F.D.O.B. and Big Field among others.