Semendo Sementes | Interview with Yuki Ito

Berklee college of Music graduate Yuki Ito is showcasing her songwriting skill with her debut Piano Trio album Semendo Sementes. Read our interview with the Bass player below.

Describe your sound in three words

Scenery, warmth, Impulsive

Which track of the album reflects you the most?

Semendo Sementes

Favorite bass player?

Miroslav Vitouš

Coming from a very prestigious music college, what is your opinion about songwriting. Is it a talent or a skill?

I’m still learning classic music method. I try to combine jazz, and classic lessens to my composition.

Based in Japan but also spent time in the USA. What do you love/hate in each place?

fortunately, I really spend a great time in the USA. The best thing about being in America is that I have made friends from many countries. So, I could learn so my style of music from my friends. In Japan, I feel that many people want to play Jazz, but they don’t listen Jazz music. It’s strange things I feel. They just want to play.. and still many people love old style Jazz. I’ll try to make the place that young people can listen Jazz music.

Jazz music as a genre has been accused as music for snobs. Is jazz music elitist?

I think All Music is for All people. sometime, Jazz music should be for any people.

Favorite Japanese movie we should watch tonight?

I recommend STUDIO GHIBLIs movie (Castle in the Sky, Princess Mononoke) etc.
Picture is so beautiful and Music (comp. by Jo Hisaishi) is also emotional.

Thank you!

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