The Walker's vol.49 June 10th, 2017 issue
Three Wishes of Jazz Musician [Part-3]
"Yomitime" April 22nd, 2016 Issue
The Walker's vol.44 CD Introduction/Review - Album "A Ray of Light"
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Yoshino's tunes from the Album "A Ray of Light"
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"E-Funk", "Composition 1 ~ A Ray of Light ~", “Jay Street”, “Take Five”, “It ain’t necessarily so”, and "Summertime" have played!!
"Yomitime" July 10th, 2015 Issue
"Shukan NY Seikatsu" July 4th, 2015 Issue
"New York Times" April 17th, 2014 Issue
"YOMITIME" March 22nd, 2013 issue
Title: Bernie’s Sing Your Heart Out New Talent Showcase at Metropolitan Room
Located in the heart of Manhattan's Flatiron district, the Metropolitan Room, has been chosen as the number one Jazz venue by Timeout New York and New York Magazine. The stylish 115-seater also has a reputation for its delicious cocktails.
This showcase lasts 60-75 minutes, 10 different performers play 1-2 songs and can perform a song per 5 audience members they bring to the show, a very practical system to fill the house.
Music industry professionals also attend the event and being signed on the spot is not out of the question. Additionally, participants receive written feedback from these guests and a video of the event, which they can use for promotional purposes in the future.
Yoshino Nakahara who will perform on May 8th is also biting her teeth into the Big Apple. She used to work a stable 9-5 job, but could not give up music which was always a big part of her life. Through the saxophone, she was introduced to jazz and fellow musicians, and finally decided to fulfill her childhood dream as a pianist.
'I'm drawn by jazz's improvisational aspects and I'm constantly working on my craft. What's great about New York is that not only can you hear first-class musicians performing on a nightly basis, you also get the chance of collaborating with them. I hope the journey I have taken makes my personality come through in the music and that the audience enjoys my originals and arrangements.' says Nakahara, who plans on recording an album in New York in the near future.
(translated by Kenji Herbert)
"Shukan NY Seikatsu" January 26th, 2013 issue
The Jazz Pianist, Ms. Yoshino Nakahara
- Switches from being an office worker to a musician
The Jazz Pianist, Yoshino Nakahara, is a leading musician who was chosen as the “Artist of the Month” at Tomi Jazz. Yoshino’s original tunes and her arrangements of standards are innovative jazz with a mixture of classical and pop. Yoshino performs live in response to requests from variety of jazz venues.
Yoshino is raised in Tokyo and started learning classical piano when she was four years old. Since her childhood, she enjoyed playing her favorite pop songs and composing her own music, winning a prize in children’s composition competition twice. Although she considered pursuing music for her career, in face of opposition from the people around her, and given the competitive nature of the field, she decided to work for a company after graduating Keio University with a law degree.
During her days as an office worker, she started saxophone as a hobby and was fascinated by jazz improvisation. Her passion to freely express the music she loves re-emerged. In 2007, she was accepted to the top music school for jazz, Berklee College of Music, with a scholarship. Yet her concern to earn her living with music lingered. A year and a half later, gaining a great confidence by achieving the top sales result in her company, she determined to join the school.
While a student, she performed live in Boston and received a “Professional Music Major Achievement Award” at Berklee. After graduating in 2011, she moved to the hub of the Jazz World, New York. While she works as a jazz pianist and composer, she also teaches piano and flute. “Although I struggled with making the career transition, I am now happy that I can express the music I love in the world of Jazz. From now on, I would like to compose and perform tunes to cheer my listeners.”
The sound technician, Ryoji Hata, comments on Yoshino’s December 18, 2012 live concert at the Metropolitan Room, “The quartet of Drums, Bass, Guitar, and Piano was well-balanced and was an exceptional performance with high quality in technique, tone, and rhythm. I knew that she had devoted many years to play piano in a moment. Her original tunes were phenomenal considering as a newcomer. I am looking forward to her future as a musician.” Yoshino’s day to perform at her dream stage of Blue Note seems to be not too far…
(by Maki Takada)
■Yoshino Nakahara’s live concert will be held on February 11, Monday, from 11:30pm at the Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street). Admission fee is $20 with a separate fee for two drinks. For details, call 212-206-0440 or visit the website, www.yoshinonakahara.com.
(translated by Jennifer Ijichi)
NY e japion January 11th, 2013 issue
Japanese Pianist Quartet Live
Yoshino Nakahara Quartet lead by a jazz pianist, Yoshino Nakahara will perform on Monday, January 14th, from 9pm to 10:45pm. She will perform with Guitarist, Jeff Miles, Bassist, Leon Boykins and Drummer, Nahum Corona as “Yoshino Nakahara Quartet”. She plays ten tunes including her original composition “E-Funk”and her arrangement of the Jazz standard “Take Five”. Music Cover will be $10.
Ms. Nakahara has been performing in New York after graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2011.
212 E. 52nd St. 3rd Floor