Mar 18, 2017

12:00am – 12:40am CT

Elephant Room

This performance is part of the showcase that starts on Friday, March 17at Elephant Room


Chihiro Yamazaki (tp) started a band with Satoshi Yamashita (dr), Koji Yamamoto (Ba), Hana Takami (Key) in summer 2010.

Their unique sound witch is called "Singing Instruments" based on "Instrumental Pop" came from many different back grounds such as jazz, fusion, classical and rock.

They performed around Los Angeles only after half year from their establishment and sold all the tickets.

Their first DVD release party at Shibuya JZbrat on February 2012 was successful, and they won the first prize at Sapporo Park Jazz Competition out of more than 250 groups in July.

They released their first album "Yozorano Trumpet" featuring Raffaele Celeste 'Nini' Rosso song "Il silenzio" on November.

And new member Miz -Guitar player- joined the band in the beginning of 2013 so that they can spread there musical idea.

They performed at SXSW 2013 as well as touring 8 cities over the States such as Chicago, Columbus, New York, Toronto CA, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

During the tour, they have got a lot of interviews by the press who were impressed by their powerful performance and also they quickly sold more than 4000 CDs.

Also they made a big success at Toronto Jazz Festival in June 2013.

In Febuary 2014, Chihiro released her first solo album from Sony Music and she has done the big domestic tour.

That grew the amount of audience up drastically.

From then, They've performed bigger festival such as Monterey Jazz Festival, Groovin' Summer Festival...

All of them had more than thousand audiences.

It reached top 4 sales on Amazon.

Chihiro Yamazaki + ROUTE14band is now definitely the one who will get a spotlight on the stage all over the world.

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