Innovative musicality. Mesmerizing tone. Japanese born Flutist, Pianist, Composer YUKARI is an emerging artist based in New York City. Her versatile Flute performing and recording career range from Jazz, modern Improvisation, World music, Chamber and Orchestral music. Performance credits include engagements at top-notch NYC venues such as the Blue Note, Dizzie’s Club and Carnegie Hall. Recent projects and collaborations have been with drummers Greg Hutchenson and Clarence Penn, Tyshawn Sorey, bassist Lonnie Plaxico, Thomas Morgan and pianist Jason Linder. She is a recipient of numerous grants and awards as a flutist including Jazz Flute master class competition by NFA, outstanding music awards from Berklee College of Music. She is active as a composer and an educator, has giving jazz flute master classes and workshops about improvisation in New York and Tokyo. YUKARI also has been featured in numerous prints and television commercials and the radio programs.
Yukari's flute augments the sifted polyphony with a different stylistic voicing that is equal parts classical, Asian-influenced, traditional, and contemporary...
--Chirs Ruel, 2006
Yukari plays a delightful flute... --Boudica's Music Review, 2006
Willing to teach
teach flute and piano privately and also at schools
Jazz Flute Masterclass, Improvisation workshop