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ABOUT

Ai Yamashita

Ai Yamashita is from Tokyo, Japan, a versatile Pianist/Keyboardist in a variety of music such Pops, Jazz, Classical, Latin, Music Theater etc.,

also known as Songwriter, Arranger, and Producer.

Ai started learning music in Yamaha Music School when she was three years old. Since her childhood, she has played classical music and popular music both. In high school, Ai was in the rock/pop music club as a keyboardist and a songwriter. In college, she studied classic music major in piano performance and minor in accompaniment for classical vocalist for four years. After graduation, she worked as a piano teacher and a pianist in weddings and piano bars for three years. Besides that, she also started to learn jazz more, and this made her realize popular music was her music not classical music because she could play more freely! Ai decided to go back to college to study jazz and pops, and entered in Berklee College of Music in Boston with a scholarship, and graduated major in Professional music (Performance and CWP writing/arranging/producing) in August 2017.

Ai published her EP "I am Ai" in March 2018 which includes her original Japan related songs and arrangement. And, she did EP release "Sakura" tour in DC, NY and Boston for several Japan/Sakura Festivals in 2018.

Currently, a regular pianist for restaurant Ostra in Boston, a keyboardist for Boston Wedding Band Finesse​.

People say,

“If we ask her for any gigs, accompaniments or recordings, she can cope with everything well with certain responsibility.” In addition, Ai is a cheerful, outgoing, and enthusiastic person with a big smile. People love her personality and are willing to work with her.

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