3/1 "Sanctum" from The United East Jazz Quintet is selected on semi final at International Songwriting Competition. It is streamed at UEJQ's band camp here
2/13 4 years in making.. finally the video of Truth & the Abstract Blues "featuring Kurt Elling" is published, please check it out!
2/9 Whole session of "Meditations" is now available on Bandcamp
2/3 Uploaded "Meditations" with Diego Diaz on Youtube
12/13 Itellu's album "Planet" is now released in Korea!
11/26 had a great time at Nicholas Letman's 1+2+3 Series with Song Sparrow, videos uploaded on Youtube
11/24 uploaded new video "For Tyler" composed by my mentor Jon Damian
9/28 released Japanese Folk Song "Itsuki no komori uta" from project Song Sparrow
9/18 had a great recording sesssion with Miyoko Sparrow, Junko Sakai, Don Pate and Darrell Green at Eastside Sound
2/21 I will be touring Guatemala and Mexico as a member of Kuni Mikami Trio from March 2nd to March 10th, more schedules are updated
11/10 updated Schedule page, including Earthwards Group gig on 11/19 at Shrine
7/13 New project itellu's website is launched, please check new album and tour info!
4/14 Some of my artworks are featured on my mentor Jon Damian's new book "Fresh Music"
4/13 Schedule updated! My trio will be debuting at Bar Next Door next month, Japan Tour is schedueled in May-June and August.
2/26 New Reveiw for Earthewards!
12/11 uploaded some tracks from the past gig on soundcloud!
12/3 Earthwards Group will be performing on 12/7 at Somethin' Jazz Club, please come hang!
9/8 came back to NY about a week ago! please check out gig info on schedule page
7/15 UEJQ's first album is out! online download is available at the website with only $5!
5/6 "Truth & the Abstract Blues [featuring Kurt Elling]" won the first place of International Songwriting Competition in Jazz Category! Thank you so much for your support!
4/22 new website of The United East Jazz Quintet is launched, more updates about album and tours will be coming soon..!
3/9 Two years aniversary from Earthwards recording session, opened yutokanazawa.bandcamp.com, wav file download available at $7!
Striking compositions played by five unique musicians.
Yuto Kanazawa's First Album "Earthwards"
"Yuto Kanazawa far more than the latest hotshot to come out of Berklee but instead allows him to lay legitimate claim as one of the more exciting new shooters in the world of modern jazz guitar " - Brent Black criticaljazz.com
"the record swings hard throughout, with the aggressive rhythm section frequently aiming friendly fire at Kanazawa's smooth guitar lines and elegant head arrangements".