Yuma Uesaka


New York, NY
Tenor Saxophone, Clarinets
6 Played at 6 groupmuses!

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Yuma Uesaka (b. 1991) is a Japanese-American saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer known for his improvisational flexibility and his powerful sound in the NYC creative music scene. As an improviser-performer, Yuma has performed in venues such as The Jazz Gallery, Roulette, and National Sawdust, and has recorded for Pi Recordings (Anna Webber), 577 Records (Ocelot), and New Focus Recording (Colin Hinton). An alumnus of the University of Michigan, he studied improvisation under Geri Allen, Robert Hurst, and Andrew Bishop. Other non-school-affiliated teachers include Vasko Dukovski (clarinet) and Eric Wubbels (composition).

Traditional Repertoire

Original music coming from the tradition of creative music, Black American Music ("jazz"), 20th century western classical music, free improvisation, and more. Genre is a touchy subject for a lot of musicians in my community.



  • saxophone, piano, drums
  • Brooklyn, NYC
  • 1 groupmuse played

Performed groupmuses (6)

Jazz in the Village!

  • Sunday, October 17, 2021, at 7:00 PM
  • West Village, NYC

This groupmuse happened 7 months ago

Sax in the City, Will's first groupmuse!

  • Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at 8:15 PM
  • Lower East Side New York, NY

This groupmuse happened 9 months ago

Ocelot Debut Album Release Show

  • Monday, March 29, 2021, at 8:00 PM
  • Brooklyn, NY

This groupmuse happened about 1 year ago

The Moving Orchestra Presents: Collaboration Extravaganza

  • Saturday, November 28, 2020, at 7:00 PM
  • New York, NY

This groupmuse happened over 1 year ago

The Moving Orchestra's Online Groupmuse: Zoom Jam #2

  • Saturday, April 25, 2020, at 2:00 PM
  • Stream from home New York, NY

This groupmuse happened about 2 years ago

The Moving Orchestra Presents: Keep It A Secret!

  • Saturday, January 11, 2020, at 7:00 PM
  • Chinatown New York, NY

This groupmuse happened over 2 years ago