David Eure &  Yasko Kubota

David Eure & Yasko Kubota

 Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Violinist David Eure and internationally renowned pianist Yasko Kubota define JAZZ! From Monk to Stevie Wonder, Debussy to Tania Maria, this passionate, combustible pair of intense jazz artists always deliver awe-inspiring performances infused with blues, funk, R&B, gospel, Brazilian, Latin and classical arrangements, They are truly the REAL DEAL!


David Eure & Yasko Kubota – Jazz Artists

David Eure: Jazz Violinist.

David Eure is the jazz violin instructor at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston (Prep. & SCE Division – Jazz Faculty). Dave's virtuosity has enabled him to be a jazz visionary. He virtually transforms the violin into a vibrant human voice; infusing his exalted sound with deep passionate moods and exotic techniques. Embodying a robust and soulful sound with precision, clarity and finesse, he effortlessly bridges the classical and jazz styles with elegant aplomb.

David Eure has performed with Yusef Lateef, Ran Blake, Webster Lewis, Doron Richard Johnson, Kim Trusty, Aaron Goldberg, Avi Rothbard, Gary Valente, Cecil McBee, Wayne Newton, George Russell Jr., and Christine Correa. He has also opened for 8-time Grammy nominated artist Kirk Whalum, Walter Beasley, Alex Bugnon, Taj Mahal, Richie Havens, Rick Danko and performed solo for President Clinton. He continues to record and perform jazz in the U.S.

Yasko Kubota: Internationally Renowned Master Jazz Pianist, Recording Artist, Composer-Arranger and Producer.

Born and raised in Japan, Yasko’s professional music career began at age 19 when internationally distinguished violinist, Shigeru Toyama, found her outstanding abilities of improvisation in classical styles unmatched and irresistibly spellbinding. Prior to this she performed both classical and jazz music with the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra. Soon Yasko was commissioned by the City of Takarazuka, Hyogo, Japan for film scoring.

Passionate about exploring jazz roots, Yasko followed the path to the U.S where she attended Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA with a scholarship (eventually graduating with honors - B.M.). She received the Chick Corea Jazz Master Award in 1986. Legendary jazz vocalist, Sarah Vaughan, awed by her genius and fiery soulful jazz piano, said “I thought a black man from NYC playing the great piano. I have to sing with her!” Teddy Riley (producer for Michael Jackson) raved about her by saying “I've never seen a pianist like her in my entire life!” Yasko was also awarded for 3 “Best Jazz Pianists Today” from the American Music Trust in 2000. Yasko has appeared and recorded with many prestigious jazz legends such as Alan Dawson, Major Holley, Archie Shepp and Arturo Sandoval. Other performances with artists Smokey Robinson, Lou Rawls, Roberta Flack, Ashford & Simpson, New Kids On The Block and Mark Wahlberg have rounded out her roster. Her numerous appearances on television and radio shows include the Arsenio Hall Show, Nickelodeon, TV-Asahi and Radio Kansai. Yasko has also been featured in Billboard Magazine, TV-Guide, Seventeen, Cinema Teen and many international publications. Yasko continues to perform, record and be published around the world with her multicultural crossover jazz band, The Kubota POWERJAZZ Unit.