Chihiro Yamanaka
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Chihiro Yamanaka

New York City, New York, United States | MAJOR

New York City, New York, United States | MAJOR
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Sep
18
Chihiro Yamanaka @ Deer Head Inn

Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania, USA

Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania, USA

Sep
09
Chihiro Yamanaka @ KITANO

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

Jul
31
Chihiro Yamanaka @ Dizzy's Club Coca Cola

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

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Discography

"Runnin' Wild" (2009) Verve/Universal
Chihiro Yamanaka: piano
Janel Reichman: clarinet
Tim Collins: vibraphone
Avi Rothbard: guitar
Yoshi Waki: bass
Luca Santaniello: drums

"Bravogue" (2008) Verve/Universal
Chihiro Yamanaka: piano
Vicente Archer: bass
Gene Jackson: drums

"After Hours" (2008) Verve/Universal
Chihiro Yamanaka: piano
Avi Rothbard: guitar
Yoshi Waki: bass
"Japan Gold Disc Award" Grand Prix at jazz category

"Abyss" (2007) Verve/Universal
Chihiro Yamanaka: piano
Vicente Archer: bass
Kendrick Scott: drums
*Swing Journal Jazz Disc Award 2007 "Japan Jazz Award"
*Swing Journal Readers' Poll "Album of The Year 2007"

"Lach Doch Mal" (2006) Verve/Universal
Chihiro Yamanaka: piano
Larry Grenadier: bass
Jeff Ballard: drums
*Swing Journal Readers' Poll "Album of The Year 2006"

"Outside by the Swing" (2005) Verve/Universal
Chihiro Yamanaka: piano
Robert Hurst: bass
Jeff "Tain" Watts: drums
*Swing Journal Jazz Disc Award 2005 "New Star Award"

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Bio

“This woman had chops to burn and played with
real fire and melodic finesse!”
-GMN Jazz News Letter by Bret Primack

“Very unique arrangement and very strong
performance.” -Down Beat Magazine

“Chihiro Yamanaka has truly original voice and
great technique on her piano playing. ” -Swing Journal

“One of the greatest talents in Jazz for decades.”
-Jazz Life magazine

After graduate Berklee College of Music, Chihiro had 7 albums from Verve/Universal Music Japan and two albums from EmArcy Europe. All her Albums got the first place in many jazz chart. ”After Hours” had won “The Japan Disc Award Jazz Album of the Year2009”. And "Abyss" had Swing Journal's Album of the Year .

She has performed "100 Gold Fingers Piano Concerts”
-as one of 10 pianists, Cider Walton, Kenny Barron, Junior Mance, Benny Green, Cyrus Chestnut. Also had appeared numerous New York Jazz club and prestigious venues includes Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall the Vienna State Opera House, JVC Jazz Festival, Russian Jazz Festival, The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, The Tokyo Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz Festival, Roma Jazz Festival, etc.

Chihiro Yamanaka’s trio is going to perform at Jazz at Lincoln Center NYC on July 27th-31st.