Kazuki Yamanaka

Saxophonist, Composer

UPCOMING GIGS

3/22(Fri), 2019

LEADING PROJECT

Kazuki Yamanaka Quartet “Pre-recording Concert"

  • Alto & Soprano SaxophonesKazuki Yamanaka
  • PianoRuss Lossing
  • BassCameron Brown
  • DrumsGerald Cleaver

@IBeam Brooklyn Website

168 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

8:00pm-9:30

$20 suggested donation

4/2(Tue) - 4/12(Fri), 2019

LEADING PROJECTJapan

Kazuki Yamanaka Back In Japan From NY Tour 2019 “The Sound of A Decade"

Part I "Kazuki Yamanaka Quartet Plays Originals”
  • Alto & Soprano Saxophones山中一毅
  • Piano渡辺翔太
  • Bass落合康介
  • Drums大村亘

4/16(Tue) - 4/24(Wed), 2019

LEADING PROJECTJapan

Kazuki Yamanaka Back In Japan From NY Tour 2019 “The Sound of A Decade"

Part II "Kazuki Yamanaka Quartet Plays Standards”
  • Alto Saxophone山中一毅
  • Piano中村真
  • Bass中村新太郎
  • Drums大村亘

4/9(Tue), 2019

Japan

improvisation music

  • Alto Saxophone松井宏樹
  • Alto Saxophone山中一毅
  • Drums林頼我

@江古田Buddy Website

練馬区旭丘1-77-8 双葉会館B2F / 03-3953-1152

open 19:30 start 20:00 / ¥2,000

4/21(Sun), 2019

Japan

Kanmachi 63 Session

  • Trombone & Piano青木タイセイ
  • Bass小牧良平
  • Alto Saxophone山中一毅

@上町63 Website

横浜市中区相生町5-95 トラストワンビルB1F

045-662-7322

Open 18:30 / Start 19:00

¥3,000 (学生¥2,500)

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“Yamanaka is clearly a very serious and intense player.”- All About Jazz

“For his debut recording as a leader, Songs Unconscious- minded, Yamanaka has revealed, a well-developed sense of musical self, possessing a calm but fearless creative nature.”- All About Jazz

“Kazuki is a very talented young alto saxophonist and composer with an extremely impressive debut CD. I’ve done a couple of things with him and he has some wonderful originals that we’ve been playing.”- Cameron Brown
A legendary bassist having played with Art Blakey, Chet Baker, Dewey Redman & Joe Lovano

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BIOGRAPHY

Kazuki Yamanaka, originally from Japan, is a multi-talented professional saxophonist, composer, bandleader and recording artist. He moved to New York to enter State University of New York Purchase College in 2012, where he took a master degree of music in 2014. He studied with some of the most renowned masters such as Jon Gordon (sax), Gary Smulyan (sax), Hal Galper (piano), John Abercrombie (guitar), Jon Faddis (trumpet), Steve Wilson(sax) and Miguel Zenon (sax). View more

LESSON

I’m teaching Saxophone, Jazz Theory, Jazz Improvisation, Composition and Jazz History to ANY LEVEL OF STUDENTS. Putting my experience of studying with many master musicians as well as of learning much by myself to use, I can show you various approaches to make you sound better. Beginners are even welcome! Let’s study together!

サックス演奏法、ジャズ理論、ジャズの即興演奏、作曲、ジャズ史に関して学びたい生徒さんを募集しています。レベルは問いません。初心者の方も歓迎です。プレイヤーに限らず、リスナーの方に対応したレッスン内容もあります。常に「何をどう練習するのか」を自分自身で試行錯誤してきた経験から、あらゆる生徒さんの要求に寄り添うことができると信じています。ジャズの生ける伝説たちから学んだ経験、ニューヨークのシーンで実際に感じることもフルに生かしてご指導します。

For people in the U.S.

I’m available for lessons at home, studios or via Skype/Facetime.
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For people in Japan

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レッスン内容はこちらよりご確認ください。

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