Born: March 9, 1981
After studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, He returned to Japan and formed his band Yuichiro Tokuda RALYZZDIG, and released his first album which was acclaimed as the cutting edge of the present progressive form of jazz in Jazz Life magazine. In 2008, He received an award as the New Face of the Year in Art & Culture from the Chiba-City Government, the first time ever for a jazz artist. Every year he performs at many festivals in all over the world.
From 2011 to present, He & his band has more than 50 stages experience in all over the world.
His original songs received Finalist & Honorable Mention Award” in International Songwriting Competition 2010, 2012 & 2013 Jazz Category.
RALYZZDIG is mixed original word of RAY, LYRIC, JAZZ and DIG.” It means to dig into Jazz that sends out hot ray and touches the heart with lyrics.
Yuichiro Tokuda RALYZZDIG
Yuichiro Tokuda : Alto/Sopranino Sax, Vocal, Composition
Naoto Suzuki : Guitar
Shunichi Yanagi : Piano
Noriaki Hosoya : Bass
Yuto Maseki : Drums
OVERSEAS TOUR EXPERIENCE
2011 May, BORNEO JAZZ FESTIVAL,Miri, Malaysia
2011 Oct, NANJING INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL, Nanjing, China
2012 Mar, CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK _ WINTER JAZZ FESTIVAL, Toronto, Canada
2013 Feb, INDIA TOUR with Dhruv Ghanekar/Sheldon D'Silva/Gino Banks, India
2013 Mar, CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK _ WINTER JAZZ FESTIVAL, Toronto, Canada
2013 Apr, MANGO JAZZ NIGHT, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
2013 May, WORLD YOUTH JAZZ FESTIVAL, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2013 May, INDIAN JAZZ CLUB TOUR, Mumbai & Bangalore, India
2014 May, AMMAN JAZZ FESTIVAL, Jordan
2014 Aug, CHINA TOUR as a representative of Yokohama Jazz Promenade Festival
2014 Oct, JARASUM INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL, Korea
2015 Apr, EUROPEAN JAZZ TOUR with Joris Posthumus Quartet , Netherlands & Belgium
2015 June & July, FLAMENCO JAZZ TOUR with Ricardo Garcia Flamenco Guitar, France
2015 Sep, INDIA TOUR with Aman Mahajan Group, India
2016 Feb, INDIA TOUR with Aman Mahajan Group, India
2016 May, WORLD YOUTH JAZZ FESTIVAL, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2016 May, BORNEO JAZZ FESTIVAL,Miri, Malaysia
2016 August, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Scottland UK
2016 August, BANSKO INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL, Bulgaria
2016 August, NISVILLE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL, Serbia
2016 November, GOA INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL, India
2016 November, KOLKATA INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL, India
2016 November, PUNE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL, India
2017 April, Joris Posthumus’s Tokyo’s Bad Boys Tour in EU, Belgium & Netherlands
2017 July, North Sea Jazz Festival, Netherlands
2017 August, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Scottland UK
2018 April, Collaboration Concert with Great “Rosario Giuliani” & Legendary “Joe LaBarbera” in Japan
2019 May, WORLD YOUTH JAZZ FESTIVAL, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2020 Feb, All Angels Music Festival, Hawaii USA
2020 June, Sile International Jazz Festival, Italia
2020 Oct, Cairo International Jazz Festival, Egypt
"The story of Japanese Jazz artist Yuichiro Tokuda" aired on BBC Radio America 2011/6/15.
Jun 2011: "FINALIST & Honorable Mention Award" in International Songwriting Competition 2010 Jazz Category.
Sep 2011: "FINALIST Award" in the UK Songwriting Contest 2011 Jazz & Blues Category.
Dec 2011: "FINALIST Award" in the USA Songwriting Competition 2011 Jazz Category.
Dec 2012: "FINALIST Award" in the UK Songwriting Contest 2012Jazz & Blues Category.
May 2013 : "FINALIST & Honorable Mention Award" in International Songwriting Competition 2012 Jazz Category.
May 2014 : "FINALIST & Honorable Mention Award" in International Songwriting Competition 2013 Jazz Category.
Mar 2015 : Composed music for Japan’s Major TV station BS-TBS established anniversary special program.
2016 : Casting as a saxophonist in Warner Brothers Movie.
2017 : Composed whole music for Japanese the forefront of Konicaminolta’s planetarium
2019 : Composed whole music for Sega Toys’s home planetarium project
Dec 2020: "FINALIST Award" in the USA Songwriting Competition 2020 Jazz Category.