Yusuke Obuchi

(he/him)

INSTRUCTOR

Yusuke Obuchi, a highly distinguished musician, attended Berklee College of Music and has become one of the most sought-after instrumentalists on the East Coast.  He has been a major force and a core/regular member for well-known artists, bands, and projects such as the 5th season of The Voice singer Greylyn Paulszynski, producer/keyboardist Yukihiro Kanesaka, Luis Figueroa (who is currently on tour with pop and salsa icon Mark Anthony), Adam Friedman, and Christian Saint-Louis, a featured bassist for Grammy Award-Winning Dianne Reeves’s newly released album Beautiful Life. Yusuke also plays with his own jazz trio, Mood Swing Band, Masa Band (neo-soul, funk), DCQ (pop), and Soul Monstah’s (pop).

Yusuke has performed in a lead/starring role at renowned venues such as Regattabar (winner of “Best Jazz Club In Boston 2016” -WGBH A-list City Voter), Wally’s Café (featured on “Best Of Boston” as the best music venue by Boston Magazine), Highline Ballroom (New York City), Ludlow House (New York City), House of Blues (featured as one of the “Top 10 live music venues in Boston” by The Boston Globe), Sonny Walker’s (Boston), Brighton Music Hall (featured as one of the “Top 10 live music venues in Boston” by Boston Magazine and “Best Of Boston” by The Boston Globe), Darryl’s Corner Bar (Boston), Newport Blues (Newport), Beehive (Boston), and The Middle East (featured as one of the “Top 10 live music venues in Boston” by The Boston Globe and “Best Of Boston” as the best music venue by Boston Magazine), among others. If asked, Yusuke would tell you that great musicianship is not just about technical ability– it’s about feeling. While demonstrating superb command of his instrument, he also has a remarkable ability to inject emotion into every phrase he plays, whether the style is blues, jazz, funk, or rock.

Birthday – March 23
 
Schools Attended – Berklee College Of Music
 
Favorite Music to Perform – Jazz, Funk, anything that’s groovy
 
Favorite Music to Listen to – Depending on my mood but something groovy
 
Something most people don’t know about you – I am a very passionate person 
 
Other hobbies and interests – Movies, Soccer, learning other languages
 
Where you were born & grew up – I was born in Tokyo, Japan and lived there for 14 years, then moved to Dallas, Texas, and now Boston 
 
Heroes – Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, John Scofield, The Beatles
 
Practice Tips – Have patience, divide up your work into small pieces, and repeat them over and over.  

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