Yuko Mabuchi Trio
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Yuko Mabuchi
Music of Miles Davis

Yuko Mabuchi Trio

NOV 21–24 | The Next Wave

Nov 22, 2019
Joe Henderson Lab

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The Japanese-born, Los Angeles based pianist performs re-arranged classics by the legendary Miles Davis and original compositions with her superb trio. Beginning classical piano at age four in her hometown of Fukui, Mabuchi turned her interest to hip-hop and R&B as a teen, and eventually found her calling after hearing the jazz piano greats during her high school years. Her talent developed quickly, and she was soon performing as a jazz soloist and as part of a local trio. The young pianist relocated to Los Angeles in 2010 and released her Vista Records debut, Waves, the following year, followed by an album of original compositions, My Life, in 2014.

Since then, Mabuchi has toured extensively, performing at Disney Hall, the Segerstrom Center, and Washington DC’s Blues Alley, and shared bills with a number of high profile artists including saxophonist Branford Marsalis. Her new Yarlung Records album, Plays Miles Davis, celebrates the legacy of the jazz icon with scintillating versions of classics including “Blue in Green” and “Milestones” along with Davis-inspired originals, backed by her sterling trio including bassist Del Atkins and drummer Bob Breton, joined by guest trumpeter JJ Kirkpatrick.

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Her new Yarlung Records album, Plays Miles Davis, celebrates the legacy of the jazz icon with scintillating versions of classics.

[A] virtuoso pianist who is extremely entertaining and exciting to watch.

Broadway World

[A] virtuoso pianist who is extremely entertaining and exciting to watch.

Broadway World

Personnel

Yuko Mabuchi piano
Del Atkins bass
Bob Breton drums

Mabuchi is very talented and has a genuine feel for the way jazz is structured, yet free. Her taste is impeccable … [and she] can swing like crazy.

L.A. Jazz Scene

Personnel

Yuko Mabuchi piano
Del Atkins bass
Bob Breton drums

Mabuchi is very talented and has a genuine feel for the way jazz is structured, yet free. Her taste is impeccable … [and she] can swing like crazy.

L.A. Jazz Scene

Watch & Listen

Yuko Mabuchi Trio

Milestones

Yuko Mabuchi Trio

All Blues

Yuko Mabuchi Trio

Milestones

Yuko Mabuchi Trio

All Blues