Ai Yamashita from Tokyo, Japan, a versatile Pianist, Keyboardist, Songwriter, Arranger and Producer in a variety of music genre such Pops, Jazz, Latin, Gospel, Theater etc.
Ai started learning music in Yamaha Music School at the age of three. Since her childhood, she learned classical music and popular music both. In high school, Ai was in the pop/rock music club as a keyboardist and a songwriter. In college, she studied classic music major in piano performance and minor in vocal accompaniment. After graduation, she worked as a piano teacher and a pianist in Tokyo for three years. Besides that, she also started to learn jazz and decided to go back to college to study jazz and pops more. She entered in Berklee College of Music in Boston with a scholarship and graduated major in Professional music (Performance and Contemporary Writing and Production) in August 2017.
Ai published her EP "I am Ai" in March 2018 which was reviewed by Japanese Music Magazine "CD Journal" and NYC Japanese Local Radio "Sakura Radio" She also did band tours as "Ai's Sakura Band" in Washington DC, NY and Boston for several Japan/Sakura Festivals in 2017-2019. In 2019, she successfully got an approval for US Artist Visa (Working Visa) and currently a regular pianist at restaurant Ostra in Boston, a keyboardist for Boston Wedding Band Finesse.
“If we ask her for any gigs, performances or recordings, she can cope with everything well with certain responsibility with her big smile.”