The Yuko Mabuchi Trio
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Yuko Mabuchi started playing piano at age four in her hometown of Fukui, Japan. As a teenager, American R&B, Hip-Hop and Blues fascinated her. After hearing the music of some of the jazz greats, she fell in love with this style and after high school began her study of jazz piano. She was soon performing locally as a soloist and as a member of a local jazz trio.
In 2010, Yuko bypassed a scholarship to Berklee School of Music and traveled to Los Angeles to further her studies at the Music Performance Academy. While there she had the opportunity to perform at some of L.A.’s top venues.
Returning to Japan in 2013, she performed with her trio until returning to the U.S. in 2016 and has continued to develop a reputation as a “virtuoso pianist who is extremely entertaining and exciting to watch.”
Yuko has released five CDs: Waves (Vista Records, 2011) My Life (Vista Records, 2014) collections of original compositions. The Yuko Mabuchi Trio(Yarlung Records, 2017) were recorded live and was followed up by an award-winning fourth project Tribute To Miles (Yarlung Records, 2019). YUKO is the 2020 release on (Vista Records).