Yutaka Uchida - Drummer, Composer, Bandleader, Educator

Born in Tokyo, 1973.

Started playing drums at 16 years of age.

Majored Jazz Composition at Berklee College of Music.

Has been a working musician in and around New York since 1999.

 

A highly acclaimed composer, Yutaka Uchida has been awarded COAHSI Performing Arts Award, Premier Grant Award, etc. All About Jazz gave his first CD “Living Together” a rave review and called it “easily one of the top outings of the year [2007].”

Yutaka has also been contributing to the cutting edge NY music scene as a highly versatile drummer for years, known for his clear, crisp tone, rock-solid groove and innovative improvisational skills. He has toured worldwide, has appeared at some of the world class festivals and has been credited on numerous recordings.

 

1973年、東京都生まれ。

16歳よりドラムの演奏を始める。

バークリー音楽大学ジャズ作曲科卒。

1999年よりニューヨークを中心に活動中。

 

その作品は各方面に高く評価されており、COAHSI Performing Arts AwardPremier Grant Awardなど受賞。2007年に発表したリーダー作 “Living Together” All About Jazz をして「容易に2007年最高の作品の一つ」と言わしめた。

ドラマーとしてもジャンルを問わぬ柔軟さ、音の美しさ、安定したグルーヴと独創性に富む高い即興能力を以て最先端のNY音楽シーンに貢献している。日本、ヨーロッパ、カナダなどの国際ツアー、世界的フェスティバルへの出演、レコーディング参加作品多数。