Aki Yamamoto, a native of Japan, resides in New York City. He is active in the New York City music scene, performing and writing in a wide variety of musical styles including Jazz, Pop, Rock, R&B, Hip-Hop, along with Electronic, Classical, and Japanese music.
He holds a Master’s Degree from William Paterson University, a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University at Northridge. Aki’s former teachers include Jim McNeely, Richard DeRosa, Gene Bertoncini, John Pisano, and Matt Harris. Aki’s big band arrangements have been performed by such notable artists as Mulgrew Miller.
In addition to regularly performing his own music and Jazz as a sideman in New York clubs, Aki’s current composition projects.