Ai Yamashita from Tokyo, Japan, a versatile Pianist, Keyboardist, Songwriter, Arranger and Producer based in Boston, MA in a variety of music genre such Pops, Jazz, Latin, Gospel, Theater and EDM etc.
Ai started learning music in Yamaha Music School at the age of three. Since her childhood, she learned various genre of music such classic and jazz, and played piano and electric organ. When she was in high school, she started songwriting and playing keyboard in pop/rock band. For college, she entered in Musashino Academia Music in Tokyo, Japan and studied major in classic piano performance and minor in vocal accompaniment. After graduation, she worked as a piano teacher and a pianist in Tokyo, but after few years she decided to go back to college to study jazz and pops more. She entered in Berklee College of Music with scholarships from Berklee, Rotary Club Foundation (Japan) and Kashinomeai Fundation (Japan) and Crowd Funding based support from her fans, and graduated major in Professional music (Performance and Contemporary Writing and Production). Ai is currently based in Boston, MA and actively perform in several bands and touring New England area.
2021 2nd Album "Ai’s Singin’"
2021 UN76 NY Concert for SDGs - Host/Performer
2021 Single "We Are ALL Friends!" (Music for SDGs)
2021 Theater Show "Otona no Ehon no Tsukurikata" - Composer
2020 EDM Remix "We are!" from "One Piece"
2021 NHK World Japan TV Program Theme Song - Pianist
2018 1st Album "I am Ai"
"CD Journal" - Japanese Music Magazine
"Sakura Radio" - NYC Japanese Online Radio
"Vents Magazine" - US online music magazine
2017-2020 Ai’s Sakura Band (J-Pop Band) Tour
National Cherry Blossom Festival (DC)
Sakura Matsuri (DC)
National Harbor Sakura Sunday (DC)
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Sakura Matsuri (NY)
White Plains Cherry Blossom Festival (NY)
Japan Festival Boston (MA) *Stage Manger
J-Pop Festival at Asakusa Golden Tiger (Japan)
"King Of Hearts" and "Finesse" - Wedding Band
"SpeechLess" - Wedding Band
"Camelia Latin Band" - Latin/Jazz Band
"Lighthouse Church of God" - Gospel Church
“If we ask her for any gigs, performances or recordings, she can cope with everything well with certain responsibility with her big smile.”