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Japanese born Flutist, Composer YUKARI is an emerging artist based in New York City.

Her versatile Flute performing and recording career range from Jazz, Pops, World music, Chamber and Orchestral music. Performance credits include engagements at top-notch NYC venues such as the Blue Note, Dizzie’s Club and Carnegie Hall. On recent projects she has performed with drummers Greg Hutchinson, Clarence Penn, bassist Lonnie Plaxico, Thomas Morgan, pianist Marc Copland. She is a recipient of numerous grants and awards as a flutist including Jazz Flute Masterclass Competition by NFA 2009, outstanding musicianship awards from Berklee College of Music. She is active as a composer and an educator, has given jazz flute master classes and improvisation workshops in New York and Tokyo. YUKARI also has been featured in numerous prints and television commercials and the radio programs.

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