YASUTO OHARA Profile English

Biography

 

 

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 during
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 Summer festival.

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 CHIBA'.

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.