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Yuka Tadano

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Yuka Tadano is one of the rising talents in the jazz world on both acoustic and electric bass. Born in Ibaraki, Japan, coming from a musical family, she picked up the violin at the early age of 6. She started playing the electric bass at age of 17. While having a successful career in the Japanese music scene, Yuka was eager to pursue jazz and decided to move to the United States in August 2004 to study at the prestigious University of North Texas where she holds a Bachelor's Degree and Master’s degree in jazz studies. Soon after moving to the United States, Yuka switched from being primarily an electric bassist to becoming an acoustic bassist

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

A Conversation with Drummer, Michael Vitali

Read "A Conversation with Drummer, Michael Vitali" reviewed by Lorens Chuno


On this episode, I chat with drummer Michael Vitali, a versatile and avid practitioner of jazz who has played with household jazz names, and is also active in the world music scene. We talk about being a working musician, traveling around Europe, and other related stuff. Michael's group, the Michael Vitali Trio has a new album ...

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Article: Album Review

Hajime Yoshida: Unlimitation

Read "Unlimitation" reviewed by Jack Bowers


As interest in jazz continues to wane in the land of its birth it remains strong elsewhere, especially in Japan, where jazz of all stripes is welcomed with open arms. Although guitarist Hajime Yoshida hails from Ichikawa, Japan, and nurtured his love for the music while there, he presently resides in Brooklyn, NY, of all places, ...

Album

Dancer

Label: Armored Records
Released: 2010


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