Tenor sax, Soprano sax, Clarinet, Flute Player / Composer
Tokyo-based Saxophonist / Composer Akihiro Yoshimoto graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2006,
studied with George Garzone, Joe Lovano, Frank Tiberi.
He won an excellent prize in the yokohama jazz competition 2007.
As a composer, he has received "FINALIST AWARD" at the “International Songwriting Competition 2014".
As a bandleader, He has released, "Blending Tone" (2012) , “Moving Color" (2015) and "Oxymoron" (2017)
also his playing was featured on various groups and recordings including Aaron Choulai Quintet, Junko Onishi Sextet, Kei Kobayashi Quintet, Junko Moriya Big Band and many others.
Currently, he has joined Tokyo’s jazz scene at various jazz clubs and appearances at jazz festivals including Wangaratta Jazz Festival 2010, Tokyo Jazz 2009, NHK FM Radio 2011-2017, Yokohama Jazz Promenade 2015-2018.
In 2014 he played with Diane Schuur Group at Takatsuki Jazz Festival, Japan.
In 2018 he played with Billy Childs Quartet at Blue Note Tokyo, Japan, also he played with Takuya Kuroda Group, Martha Kato Project, Miho Hazama Big Band and Miki Hirose Big Band in Tokyo.
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Junko Onishi Sextet「Ⅻ」
Aaron Choulai Quintet『VADA TAUDIA』
Sumire Kuribayashi『Pieces of Color』
Shun Ishiwaka『Clean Up』
Motoi Kanamori「My Soul Meeting」
James Macaulay「Today Will Be Another Day」
Mamiko Taira『Heart’s Calling』
Akihiro Yoshimoto, Takashi Sugawa『Oxymoron』
Masaru Uchibori Big Band『A Dedication To Jazz Giants』
Jun Furuya『Home Songs』