Seatbelts is a jazz/blues/rock/fusion band from Japan. They are known for their work on the soundtrack of the Cowboy Bebop anime series. The band is led by Yoko Kanno, who contributes vocals, produces, composes, arranges, and plays keyboards and noises. Other members include Masashi Yabuhara on recording and mixing, Masatsugu Shinozaki on strings, Keishi Urata on synthesizer, Kiyoshi Sato on tuba, Masayoshi Furokawa and Tsuneo Imahori on guitars, Ryuichiro Senoo and Nobuo Yagi on harmonicas, Suzuki Bakabon, Maki Kitada, and Hitoshi Watanabe on drums.
The band also features Mika Hayashi,Kazuhiro Iwasa,and Hideyo Takakuwa playing flutes; Ikuo Kakehashi,Mataro Misawa,and Yoichi Okabe handling percussion; Shigeo Fuchino,Masato Honda,Naruyoshi Kikuchi,Osamu Koike,Masakuni Takeno,and Takuo Yamamoto playing saxophones; Yoshiaka Hashimoto,Masanori Hirohara,Satoshi Kawano,Yoichi Murata,Hidieaki Nakaji,and Junko Yamashiro playing trombones; as well as Koshio Araki,Yusuke Hayashi,Koshi Nishimura,and Akio Terash