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Yuichiro Tokuda

 

 

After studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, he returned to Japan and formed his band "Yuichiro Tokuda RALYZZDIG”, and released his first album which was acclaimed as "the cutting edge of the present progressive form of jazz" in Jazz Life magazine.  In 2008, He received an award as the "New Face of the Year in Art & Culture" from the Chiba-City Government, the first time ever for a jazz artist. Every year he performs at many festivals all over the world. From 2011 to present, he & his band have performed on more than 50 stages all over the world.  His original songs received "Finalist" & "Honorable Mention Award” in the International Songwriting Competition of 2010, 2012 & 2013 Jazz Category.

"RALYZZDIG" is mixed original word of "RAY, LYRIC, JAZZ, and DIG”

It means "to dig into Jazz that sends out a hot ray and touches the heart with lyrics".