| Yasu Sugiyama/
Pianist, Composer & Arranger
| After graduated
fromKeio University (majored in western history) in 1984, Yasu Sugiyama
started his music professional career as a keyboardist for one of
Japanese popular singer, Junko Yagami. For ten years since then, he
supported many Japanese famous pop singers and artists in their recording
sessions and tours as a pianist/keyboardist, for example, Miho Nakayama,
Kazuo Zaitsu,etc. Also, he had been involved in many music video projects
as an arranger and composer.in 1994 He released the first CD "POS1
" of his own band "People of Spirits"
| For 2 years
since 1995, he had learned at Barkeley Music Institute in Boston.
He learned a lot on Jazz piano playing, theories of composition and
arrangement from Bob Winter(in Boston Pops Orchestra), Johan Blakeen.
After he came back to Japan, he released his second album "People
of Spirits 2(POS2)" in 1997, and his first solo album gYasu
Sugiyama" in 1999, in which Cris
minh Docky(Base), Clarence
Penn(Drums) joined. It was honorable that the solo album "Yasu
Sugiyama" was selected as one of the best fusion albums in 1999
by Cyber Fusion.com (http://www.jazzfusion.com/),
the Japanese largest Jazz Fusion website.
| He plays at
many live houses mainly in Tokyo, while he supports some Japanese
singers as a pianist/arranger. In October, 2002, in his new recording
project, smooth jazz giant David
Benoit joins as a producer and enhances Yasufs world. Also, Vinne
Colaiuta on Drums and Abraham Laboriel on Bass plays in his next CD.
The CD"Beautiful Moments in L.A." will be released in coming January
2003. CD order from the United States will be available on this website.
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