Performing with Alphonso Johnson

March 12th at the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, CA

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Koto Yuki Band - Univ of La Verne - 9/20/15

Koto Yuki Band featuring Yukiko Matsuyama - koto and Special Guest Mike Penny - Shamisen with Diana Dentino - keys, Elizabeth Hangan - bass/voc, and Mike Bennett - drums/perc.

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Alaska 2014

We met so many wonderful people and experienced some of the beauty that is uniquely Alaska including moose and glaciers!

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Tokyo and Osaka 2014

We had a wonderful time at the Kick Back Cafe in Tokyo and the Sobura Lodge in Osaka.

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World Taiko Explosion 10/18/13

Hiro Hayashida's World Taiko Music Explosion featuring Alphonso Johnson - bass, Yukiko Matsuyama - koto, Diana Dentino - keys, Karen Briggs - violin and Fredo Ortiz - percussion in Torrance, CA

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Bowers Museum 11/15/13

Yukiko Matsuyama & Friends - World Music with a touch of '70's Folk Rock. Special guest John York (The Byrds) - gtrs/vocals joins Yukiko Matsuyama - koto, Diana Dentino - keys, Avi Sills - drums, and Vincent van Trigt - bass.

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Yukiko Matsuyama & Friends - August 17, 2013

A truly magic evening with James Gadson, Phil Collen, Debbi Blackwell-Cook, Greg Vail, Diana Dentino, Reed Gratz, Vincent van Trigt, Steve Biondo and Hiro Hayashida. Photos by Helen L. Collen & Dan Redd.

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Osaka 2012

Photos from concerts at the appropriately named Lovely Hall is Osaka.

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Beyond the Space - USA Release Concerts - Aug 2012

Yukiko Matsuyama & the Hirotaka Ogawa Band in California! With special guests Lenny Castro & Diana Dentino.

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Paul Winter Consort, Japan 2012

Five days and four concerts with the most amazing group of musicians. An absolutely incredible experience! Paul Winter, soprano sax; Arto Tuncboyaciyan , vocals and sazabo; Paul McCandless, woodwinds; Steve Gorn, bansuri; Eugene Friesen, cello; Dhruba Ghosh, sarangi; Yukiko Matsuyama, koto; Yangjin Lamu, voice; Tim Brumfield, organ. (Special thanks to Tim Brumfield for the lovely photos)

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San Diego Museum of Art - Feb 16, 2012

Yukiko Matsuyama performed with her band at the San Diego Museum of Art's private donor event celebrating the opening of 'Dyeing Elegance: Asian Modernism and the Art of Kuboku and Hisako Takaku.' The exhibition features work by Master of Roketsuzome (ancient wax resist dyeing) Kuboku Takaku (1908 - 1993) and his daughter Hisako. This father-daughter team produced thousands of unique designs and textile paintings on obi, kimono, and screens, 70 of which will be on view for the first time outside of Japan. During the 1920's, artists in Japan like Takaku considered it to be essential that traditional handcraftsmanship, Asian philosophies, and spirituality be preserved in the face of mass industrialization, while embracing some aspects of modernity.

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Latin Grammy Awards with Shakira - Nov 10, 2011

It was an honor to perform with Shakira and her incredible band at the Latin Grammy Awards. A wonderful opportunity to share the Japanese koto with viewers from around the world too!

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Beyond the Space - Japan CD Release Tour - Oct 2011

New CD from Hirotaka Ogawa & Yukiko Matsuyama

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Paul Winter Consort - Summer Solstice

The Summer Solstice gig with The Paul Winter Consort was magical! The performance began in the dark with the musicians approaching the stage from various locations throughout the cathedral while playing. As the concert progressed, the sunrise illuminated the stained glass windows. It was a humbling experience to play with these amazing musicians, an event to cherish. Paul Winter's spirit is amazing.

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Kershaw Theater, Bowers Museum

Yukiko Matsuyama Band, Santa Ana, California, July 16, 2011. Photos by Dan Redd

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Misc Gig Pics

Assorted photos from live shows.

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Grammy Award Ceremony - 53rd Annual

Best New Age Album - Miho: Journey to the Mountain. The Paul Winter Consort. February 13, 2011.

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Japan Tour - April 2011

Various photos from Osaka & Tokyo

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Recording Session: The Paul Winter Consort

Recipient of the Best New Age Album Grammy Award

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Creme Brulee CD Release Concert

2/13/2011 REMO North Hollywood. Photos by Dan Redd

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