Japanese Pianist Takeru Saito has signed deals to perform with his band, The Takeru Saito Trio, in high-profile events in the United States during the next three years.
Japanese pianist Takeru Saito has signed deals to perform with his band, The Takeru Saito Trio, in high-profile events in the United States during the next three years.
Takeru Saito, a pianist, recording artist, and household name in Japan has formed partnerships with some of the most important jazz venues in the United States to perform in ongoing concert series for the next three years. These venues include Boston’s legendary Wally’s Cafe Jazz Club, which is one of the country’s oldest jazz clubs, New York City’s Silvana and The Shrine World Music Venue. These are some of the most-recognized venues for jazz and world-music in the United States. For the next three years, Takeru’s massive fan base can see him perform live at these venues on a regular basis, which is sure to draw big numbers and lead to massive ticket sales. He has also signed a deal to perform concerts at the annual Japan Parade in New York, a highly-publicized event aimed at promoting cultural exchange and friendship between the US and Japan.
On top of these major deals, Takeru Saito has been employed by acclaimed drummer and multi-percussionist Karol Zabka, renowned comedian and actor Rob Schneider, and New York City's esteemed bassist, band leader, and recording artist, Benjamin Young.
Having been employed by Karol Zabka since 2019, Saito’s leading role as Lead Pianist and Lead Keyboardist has been extended through 2026. Saito will star in numerous events, including the annual Oneness Festival organized by the Consulate General of the Slovak Republic and concert series at Eddie V’s Prime Seafood locations throughout the United States.
Similarly, since 2020 Rob Schneider has used Saito's talents as his lead pianist for various comedy specials and live performances, a collaboration which will continue through 2026. Saito’s notable performance includes the highly acclaimed 2020 Netflix standup comedy special Asian Momma, Mexican Kids."
From 2023-2026, Benjamin Young has hired Saito to perform as the Lead Pianist of the Benjamin Young Trio conducting a monthly concert series at Coney Island Brewing in Brooklyn, NY.
In recent years, Saito also showcased his musical talent as a leading performer in the event An Evening to Support the People of Ukraine," organized in 2022 by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York.
Saito’s illustrious career also includes his stellar performances in the recording industry. In 2018, he appeared as a Featured Soloist and the Lead Pianist for Darren Barrett's album Time for Romance, But Beautiful," earning critical acclaim from national publications such as JazzTrail and Arts Fuse. Similarly, in 2019, Saito delivered a striking performance as the Lead Pianist on Kelvin Andreas' album Vivid Imagery," which garnered recognition from JazzIz and UK Vibe.
These series of engagements – the concert deals, lead roles in high-profile bands, and successful recordings – underline Takeru Saito's considerable talent and impressive trajectory in the music industry. Performing in such distinguished venues, events, and with celebrated musicians marks a tremendous professional achievement for Saito and his Trio. This reaffirms Takeru Saito's ignited position in the music industry, his international fan base, and his impact on global audiences. Takeru Saito is undoubtedly a name to look out for in the jazz space and beyond.
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