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Yutaka Uchida

Born: June 20, 1973    Primary Instrument: Drums

Yutaka Uchida

Drummer/composer Yutaka Uchida was born in Tokyo and currently resides in New York City. As a versatile and creative drummer, he has performed with numerous artists from different genres in New York. He has also toured internationally with many artists such as Phishbacher, Nobuki Takamen, Love etc. and Tatsu Kisaragi. He was awarded grants twice from Council on Arts and Humanities for Staten Island for his original works and successfully held concerts at Greenbelt Nature Center. His CD “Living Together” features 10 original tunes of his, displaying his talent not only as a drummer but also as a composer, a music director and a producer...
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Awards:

Performance Arts Award (Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island, 2005) Premier Grant Award (Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island, 2006)
“Frankly, “Living Together” sounds like a greatest hits package. No filler here. ”Roger-Z - The Working Musician“

This record will make a jazz lover of anyone who listens to it. Five out of five stars!” Roger-Z - The Working Musician

“When you have a combination of engaging new material, excellent musicianship and a gifted leader at the helm, one can be assured of having a successful musical voyage.” Edward Blanco - eJazzNews - CD “Living Together” Review

“Yutaka Uchida's “Living Together” is an impressive debut and memorable modern jazz journey.” Edward Blanco - eJazzNews - CD “Living Together” Review

“...it is easily one of the top outings of the year.” Glenn Astarita - All About Jazz - CD “Living Together” Review

“This is a standout effort that communicates the total package, and it would be a crime for this sparkling gem to go unnoticed.” Glenn Astarita - All About Jazz - CD “Living Together” Review

As a Leader

Living Together
Independent
2007

Tracks:
1. Mother Sea
2. Beyond the Horizon
3. CH.E.E.R.S.
4. Dryads
5. Dance While You're Still Here
6. Truly Untrue
7. Peaceful Eyes
8. Torrent of Lava
9. My Old Faithful
10. Living Together

Personnel:
Ben Sher: Guitars
Eishin Nose: Keyboards
James Cammack: E. Bass
Sean Nowell: Soprano/Tenor Saxophone
George Dulin: Piano
Danny Zanker: A. Bass
Yutaka Uchida: Drums, Composition

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Primary Instrument:
Drums

Location:
Plainsboro, NJ

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

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