Monday, July 1, 2019
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
5101 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Yuko Maruyama is a pianist, composer and arranger with a Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies from USC. She is a Kawai Pianos recording artist, and has toured the U.S. for the Kawai Piano Company with her 2002 album, “In Tone Nation.” Since then, Yuko has completed her second album, “Piano Bento.” At her San Diego studio, she teaches improvisation, classical and jazz piano, and directs jazz ensembles.
Originally from northern California, Doug Walker’s interest in jazz and the upright bass flourished while studying with Dr. Joe Gilman at American River College. He later transferred to San Diego State University on a full scholarship, where he performed in orchestra, jazz big band and small combos while studying privately with celebrated bassist Bob Magnusson, ultimately earning a Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies. Doug continues to teach, compose and perform throughout Southern California, where he is often recognized as one of the few left-handed upright bassists on the planet.
Matthew Taylor is a drummer and percussionist who is very active in the San Diego area, both as a performer and as an educator. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Matthew graduated with a B.M. in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music and an M.M. in Modern American Music Performance from Longy School of Music. Matthew maintains a vibrant private teaching studio, teaches classes and ensembles, and has coached ensembles at local San Diego schools.
The performance will feature original compositions in the contemporary jazz styles, as well as arrangements of standard jazz repertoire from the past century.