A Tribute to Oscar Peterson

Chihiro Yamanaka Trio

Hailed as “The biggest surprise of the Umbria Jazz Festival” by JazzTimes, Chihiro Yamanaka is one of the most impressive recent discoveries in Jazz. She has graduated Berkeley College and the Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead program. She has played and recorded with the New York Jazz Orchestra, and is most famous for her chamber music recordings with a piano, bass and a trio of drums.

Yamanaka has toured Europe, the United States and Japan, and has played in major festivals, including Umbria Jazz. She has recorded more than 12 albums, and is now working under the Verve label. Two of her albums have received excellent ratings by All Music reviewers, who have praised her as “a fierce talent with robust chops, plenty of soul, and a seemingly endless imagination for the musical possibilities of the piano trio.”