Yuma Uesaka

Tenor Saxophone, Clarinets

New York, NY
@yumasax
6 Played at 6 groupmuses!

Yuma Uesaka

Tenor Saxophone, Clarinets

About

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).

Music

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.

Ensemble profiles

Past groupmuses (6)

  • Jazz in the Village!

    Sunday, Oct 17, 2021 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: West Village, NYC
    • Composers: Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Jobim
    • Instruments: Saxophone, Guitar, Bass, Drumset
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 2 years ago

  • Sax in the City, Will's first groupmuse!

    Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021 8:15 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
    • Instruments: Tenor Saxophone, Guitar, Upright Bass
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 2 years ago

  • Virtual Livestream

    Ocelot Debut Album Release Show

    Monday, Mar 29, 2021 8:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Brooklyn, NY
    • Composers: Colin Hinton, Cat Toren, Yuma Uesaka
    • Instruments: saxophone, piano, drums
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened about 3 years ago

  • Virtual Premiere

    The Moving Orchestra Presents: Collaboration Extravaganza

    Saturday, Nov 28, 2020 7:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: New York, NY
    • Composers: Telemann, Faure, Gounod, and more!
    • Instruments: Multi-Genre Ensemble
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 3 years ago

  • Virtual Livestream

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

    Saturday, Apr 25, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Stream from home
    • Composers: Kreisler, Carter, Zlatkin, Monk
    • Instruments: Violin, Saxophone/Clarinet, Piano, Dance
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened almost 4 years ago

  • The Moving Orchestra Presents: Keep It A Secret!

    Saturday, Jan 11, 2020 7:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Chinatown
    • Composers: Improvisations
    • Instruments: Multi-disciplinary ensemble
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago