Résumé

2016-05-20

Performance, Ensembles

  • Yoshi Waki Band (2009–present)
  • Chihiro Yamanaka Trio (2006–present)
  • Coalescence (2012–14)
  • Harry Whitaker’s Moment to Moment (2007–09)
  • Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra (2006–present)
  • Bill Ware Vibes (2005–10)
  • Dan Zanes and Friends (2002–06, 2011–present)
  • Fosse Touring LLC (2000–02)
  • Nashua Symphony Orchestsa (2000)

Awards

Television Appearance

  • Union TV 34: After Dark (with Janice Friedman; 2011)
  • Fox News: Strategy Room (with Lois Bruno; 2009)
  • New Tang Dynasty Television: Asia Talk (with Kitsune Ensemble; 2009)
  • Disney Channel: Playhouse Disney (with Dan Zanes and Friends; 2006)
  • NBC: Today Show (with Dan Zanes and Friends; 2005)
  • ABC: Nightline (with Dan Zanes and Friends; 2005)
  • WGBH Boston: video clip (with Dan Zanes and Friends; 2004)
  • Noggin: Move to the Music (with Dan Zanes and Friends; 2004)
  • PBS: Sesame Street episode 4064 (with Dan Zanes and Friends; 2003)
  • WHDH Boston: Asian Focus (with Hiro Honshuku Group; 1999)
  • Fuji TV (Japan): Hattori Ryoichi Story (role of a musician; 1993)

Festival Appearance

  • San José Jazz Summer Fest (San José, CA)
  • Ellnora Guitar Festival (Urbana, IL)
  • Blue Note Jazz Festival (New York, NY)
  • National Cherry Blossom Festival (Washington DC)
  • Buck Hill-Skytop Music Festival (Skytop, PA)
  • Red Hook Jazz Festival (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival (Washington DC)
  • Blue Note Jazz Festival (New York, NY)
  • CareFusion Jazz Festival New York (New York, NY)
  • Long Island Winterfest (Long Island, NY)
  • Windham Chamber Music Festival (Windham, NY)
  • Motives Festival Genk (Genk, Belgium)
  • Festival International de Jazz de Montréal (Montréal, Québec)
  • Winter Jazzfest (New York, NY)
  • Central Park Summer Stage (New York, NY)
  • Williamsburg Jazz Festival (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Celebrate Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (New York, NY)
  • Newport Folk Music Festival (Newport, MA)
  • Marshall Fields Day of Music (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Saturday in the Park Festival (Sioux City, IA)
  • WBOS Earthfest (Boston, MA)
  • Friends of Old Time Music (Iowa City, IA)
  • Bethlehem Musikfest (Bethlehem, NJ)
  • JVC Jazz Festival (New York, NY)
  • Monterey Jazz Festival (Monterey, CA)
  • Boston Jazz Society’s Annual Festival (Easton, MA)
  • Lowell Folk Festival (Lowell, MA)

Recordings

  • —, Greg Merritt: New York Sexy (2015)
  • Festival Five Records FFR021, Sonia De Los Santos: Mi Viaje: De Nuevo León To the New York Island (2015)
  • Universal Music UCCQ 1048, Chihiro Yamanaka: Best 2005–2015 (2015)
  • —, Alicia Morrissey: Wishing You Magic (2015)
  • Universal Music UCCQ 1043, Chihiro Yamanaka: Syncopation Hazard (2015)
  • —, Hiroshi Kubo: Healing with Love (2015)
  • Universal Music UCBJ 1007, Chihiro Yamanaka: Live at Blue Note Tokyo (2014)
  • —, Lizzie Thomas: Santa Baby (2014)
  • Posi-Tone Records PR8130, Kenny Shanker: Action City (2014)
  • —, Josh Levinson: Depend on Me (2014)
  • —, Sabrina Silver: Freshman (2014)
  • —, Lizzie Thomas: Easy to Love (2013)
  • Zoho Music ZM 201312, Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra: I Go Humble (2013)
  • —, Coalescence: Coalescence (2013)
  • Universal Music UCCJ 2109, UCCJ 9127, Chihiro Yamanaka: After Hours 2 (2012)
  • Festival Five Record FFR018, Elena Moon Park: Rabbit Days and Dumplings (2012)
  • —, Danny Walsh: Entering In (2012)
  • Universal Music UUCJ 2096, Chihiro Yamanaka: Still Working (2012)
  • Holcomb Rock Road, Hope Harris: Picasso, That’s Who! (and So Can You!) (2012)
  • Festival Five Record FFR016, Dan Zanes and Friends: Little Nut Tree (2011)
  • Posi-Tone Records PR8087, Kenny Shanker: Steppin’ Up (2011)
  • Universal Music UCCJ 2090, UCGJ 9002, UCCJ 9124, Chihiro Yamanaka: Reminiscence (2011)
  • Posi-Tone Records PR8074, Art Hirahara: Noble Path (2011)
  • —, Mike Eckroth: Sombrío (2011)
  • Bickytown Records, Carol Levin: Between the Lines (2010)
  • Universal Music UCCJ 2077, Chihiro Yamanaka: Runnin’ Wild (2009)
  • —, Greg Purnhagen: Desiderio (2009)
  • —, Robin Filippone: Robin Filippone (2009)
  • Ruzztone Music 1001, Russ Spiegel: Transplants (2009)
  • —, Sarah Corman: Happy Little Tune (2009)
  • Festival Five Record, Dan Zanes and Friends: The Welcome Table: Songs of Inspiration, Mystery, and Good Times (2009)
  • Mid Corporation, Midori Ikeda: Time He Gave Me (2008)
  • The Reformationists: Debut Demo (2008)
  • Soundmen on Wax SOW 502, Michael Watford: As (Remixes) (2008)
    with Takaya Nagase
  • Random Chance Records RCD 036, Bill Ware: Wonder Full (2008)
  • Universal Music UUCJ 2065, Chihiro Yamanaka: After Hours (2008)
  • Koch Records KOC CD 4432, Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra: Enjoy! (2006)
  • Alabaster Muzik, Eric Alabaster: Pahgel Meshuggah: Loco Love Music of Eric Alabaster (2007)
  • Gozen Reiji Records GR001, Billy Fox: Kaidan Suite (2006)
  • Old Town School, v.a.: Old Town School of Folk Music Songbook, Vol. 1 (2006)
    with Dan Zanes and Friends
  • Verdict Records, Dexter Porter: Crazy She Calls Me (2006)
  • Crows’ Kin Records, Jacob Varmus: All the Things We Still Can Be (2006)
  • Festival Five Record FFR009, Dan Zanes and Friends: Catch that Train! (2006)
  • Universal Music UCCU 1096, Chihiro Yamanaka: Universal a Go Go! (2006)
  • —, Inbar Fridman: She Had (2005)
  • —, Peter John Stoltzman: Cycles (2005)
  • Festival Five Records FFR008, Dan Zanes: All Around the Kitchen! Crazy Videos & Concert Songs! (DVD; 2005)
  • —, Alex Levin: Night and Distance (2005)
  • Vitamin Records VIT 8747, String Vandaloo: A String Quartet Tribute to Massive Attack (2005)
  • Ollio Records, Antonio Barbagallo: Colemania (2004)
  • Festival Five Records FFR007, Dan Zanes: Parades and Panoramas: Parades and Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected by Carl Sandburg (2004)
  • Festival Five Record 004, Dan Zanes: Sea Music (2004)
  • —, Tom Chang: Tom Chang Quartet (2003)
  • Festival Five Record FFR006, Dan Zanes and Friends: House Party (2003)
  • —, Alison Jolicoeur: The Light I See (2003)
  • Kultur D2932, PBS: Born to be Wild: The Leading Men of American Ballet Theatre (DVD; 2003)
  • —, Coco Ruzier: Coco Ruzier Quartet (2002)
  • —, Jarkko Palocas: 3+ (2000)
  • —, The Berklee Rainbow All Stars: Who Knows? – Music by Manuel Perovic (1999)
  • BMG Jazz Foundations D12822, v.a.: Summa Cum Jazz vol.2 – The Guitar Album (1999)
    with Jaleel Shaw Quintet
  • Berklee College of Music BCSPCD17, v.a.: Discovering Berklee (1998)
    with Jaleel Shaw Quartet
  • Dill’s Company Inc. DISK 1001, v.a.: From Artist (1995)
    with Hiroko Mochida
    • re-released as Madelaine Records MARE 003, Hiroko Mochida: Hiroko Mochida (2001)

Composition/Arrangement

  • Arrangements for Sabrina Silver (Freshman; 2014)
  • Compositions for Coalescence (Coalescence; 2013)
  • Arrangements for Alicia Morrissey (unissued; 2010 & 2013)
  • Arrangement for Chihiro Yamanaka (Tico-Tico no Fubá; 2009)
  • Orchestration for Gunma Symphony Orchestra (Yagi-Bushi for Piano and Orchestra; 2009)
  • Arrangements for Sarah Corman (Happy Little Tune; 2008)
  • Composition for Jacob Varmus (Perpetual Motion; 2006)
  • Composition for Jaleel Shaw (unissued; 1999)
  • Composition for Jaleel Shaw (Whatever; 1998)

Publication

  • Oscar Stagnaro, Afro-Cuban Slap Bass Lines, Japanese Edition, Tokyo: ATN Inc., 2005 (translation)

Teaching

  • Private instructor (piano, guitar) for Westchester Home Music (2007–08).
  • Conducted jazz ensemble clinics at Boston University (Boston, MA), Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA), the Collective (New York, NY) and Long Island University (Brooklyn, NY).

Education

  • Diploma in performance, Berklee College of Music, Boston, 1999.
    • Reciepent: Outstanding Performer Award (1998).
    • Reciepent: Berklee Achivement Scholarship (1997–99).
  • B.E. in electric engineering, Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan, 1995.
    • Paper: H. Osaki, Y. Waki, H. Hayashida, E. Masada, Numerical Simulation of a Maglev Vehicle Running on the Elastic Guidway at High Speed, Bulletin of the Third Transportation and Logistics Conference, Jointed Railway Technology Symposium ’94 Vol. 940–957 (Dec. 1994), pp. 193–198.

Yoshi Waki

bassist, composer/arranger,
music instructor



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