Self-taught, Kato’s curiosity in guitar was nurtured by an emerging online community of musicians on YouTube. Foundation to his ornate, self‐directed style is a universal musical pulse, energized by the continuous feedback loops that link artists across the globe.
In 2012, Kato was selected to be one of thirty two musicians selected worldwide to be part of the One beat program, a residency and tour that brings together musical leaders from around the world to create original work and develop a global network of civilly engaged music initiatives.
He has played as the Lead guitarist in Tusker project fame season 6 and as the rhythm and lead guitarist in all 3 seasons of Coke Studio Africa.
He has played and recorded with many of the greats including Neyo, Salif Keita, Seun Kuti, King Sunny Ade, Fally Ipupa, Ice Prince, 2face idibia, Dave Douglas and Omar lye fook.
In his live videos, one can observe his leadership and generous collaborative spirit. A much sought-‐after player, Kato strums regularly alongside his jazz ensemble, The Change Experience, Aaron Rimbui Quintet and several other groups in Nairobi.
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