Kazuki Yamanaka

Kazuki Yamanaka is a Japanese saxophonist, composer, bandleader and recording artist who has headlined performances at prestigious venues both in New York and Japan, such as Ibeam Brooklyn, Scholes Street Studio, ShapeShifter Lab, Pit-Inn (Tokyo), Sometime (Tokyo), Le Club Jazz (Kyoto), Mr. Kelly’s (Osaka) Star Eyes (Nagoya), Blue Note (Nara) and many others. He has just released his second album “Dancer In Nirvana” in March 2020 via the world-renowned Spanish label Fresh Sound New Talent. The album was recorded in 2019 with pianist Russ Lossing, bassist Cameron Brown, and drummer Gerald Cleaver.

Born in Saitama, Japan, Yamanaka moved to New York in 2012 to study jazz at State University of New York Purchase College, where he took a master degree of music in 2014. He studied with the greatest masters both inside and outside the school such as Jon Gordon (sax), Gary Smulyan (sax), Hal...

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Kazuki Yamanaka Albums

1 record