Recognized by his original style
and well-crafted technique, Japanese Jazz Pianist Yasuto Ohara is one of the
finest mainstream players in the world.
His first contact with the piano
was at the age of three. Since then he was classically trained until he turned
eighteen years old. Yet, mainly inspired by the wonderful music of John
Coltrane, he decided to start a career as a Jazz Pianist. With his band, the
Yasuto Ohara Super Jazz Trio, he soon started to perform across the globe,
including shows in the USA (New York) China, Thailand, and New Zealand. Soon his
career as a worldwide acclaimed Jazz pianist gained momentum.
Until this day his performance style can be described as energetic, swinging
and lyrical. Recognized by many Jazz lovers around the world his unique
style has lead to various festival invitations. These include the Montreux
Jazz Festival in 1997 and 2004, the Paris Lionel Hampton Jazz Club, the
Fairmont Hotel of Monte Carlo in 2007 as well as the 2010 Japan Day in
Düsseldorf. In 2011, as a commemoration of the 150 anniversary of the German-Japan
Friendship, the Yasuto Ohara Super Jazz Trio Concert was held at the Tonhalle
in Düsseldorfs to great success. He was again invited for a solo engagement
the Japan Day 2012, 2014.
He performed at Japan Embassy in Berlin May 2012,and July 2014.
2013 Madrid SALA Clamores Jazz Club in Spain , 2014 in Ljubljana Slovenija
Ohara’s usual performance venue is his own Jazz Club "Eighty-One" in
Chiba Japan. Next to regular performances there, he also directs the annual
music event 'BAY SIDE JAZZ
His warm and generous heart shows during his regularly performances at
schools for disabled children and he was consequently awarded
the Chiba Prefectural Award of Honor in Culture in 2007.