I'm a producer, trombone player, and singer in LA. Looking forward to work with you! Education: Graduated from Berklee College of Music with Contemporary Writing and Productions diploma with scholarship, and Kunitachi College of Music with Music Education degree and got Music Instructor's License at high school and junior high school.
Yoshie Nakayama is a producer, trombonist, and singer in LA. Graduated from Berklee College of Music with Contemporary Writing and Productions diploma with scholarship, and Kunitachi College of Music with Music Education degree and Music Instructor's License at high school and junior high school.
She experienced great opportunities of arranging for the concert with/for guest artists such as Joyce Moreno, Milton Nascimento, and Color Violeta which led her to receive Contemporary Writing and Productions Achievement Award at Berklee. Berklee brought her to perform with legendary artists such as Joyce Moreno, Jacob Collier, George Garzone, John Patitucci, Danny Rivera, Ambrose Akinmusire, Stefon Harris, Tia Fuller, Tiger Okoshi, Tsunenori 'Lee' Abe, and so on.
Currently, she works as freelance musician. Her first professional job was with Casa Limon for Alejandro Sanz as producer/trombonist of the band for the live broadcasting TV program, 'RiseUp As One' by Univision that was held in San Diego, CA. It reached out to over 80 million people.
Yoshie has varried arrangement styles such as a-cappella, band, big band, orchestra, in many styles of music such as Jazz, World, Motown, Latin, Pop, Electric Pop, and so on.
She's looking forward to build her career in LA where she re-located in 2017.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
Interview with Yoshie
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: If I could work with Jacob Collier, that would be my dream come true. I have attended to his clinics and had great time singing as backup choir with him in Boston. His love for love is just so beautiful and his knowledge and passion is as unlimited as universe. He's been my inspiration.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: World music, such as latin, Indian, Brazilian, as well as jazz and pops in different types of instrumentation from a-cappella to EDM, orchestra, and so on.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Sheet music creation. I believe good looking music would sound good. Also, I'm punctual and responsible.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Accuracy on transcription. Somewhat organic and warm touch on my arrangements with some excitement.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: - Transcription - Writing with Finale - Import into Logic or ProTools depends on the production - Mix/master with ProTools
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Macbook 2012 Finale 2014 Sibelius 7.5 ProTools 11 Logic Pro X Mbox Pro audio technica AT4040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone YAMAHA HS5 monitor speakers
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm a big fan of latin music, such as Brazilian, Cuban. Also, as an a-cappella singer myself, I have done a couple of a-cappella production which inspired by Jacob Collier, The Real Group, Vox One, TAKE 6, Accent, and so on.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My main career have been arrangement, orchestration, music preparation from transcription. Most of the works are done for live performance. Horn/vocal arrangement is common request too.