Hiroyuki Yagi Jazz Quartet

By November 29, 2017 Jazz in G, KLIJAF 2019 No Comments

Since he started tenor saxophone in his elementary school band, he has been playing the instrument for more than 40 years. Even after he joined one of the biggest Japanese MNCs some thirty years ago (and still working for the company), he continue playing on and off in Japan, Germany, US and then Malaysia. With his rich and deep horn sound and mainstream style inspired by Jazz Tenor Legends like John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Steve Grossman or Wayne Shorter, he has been loved by many musicians in Japan, such as Toshiki Nunokawa, Koichi Yabori, Kozo Suganuma, Masatoshi Mizuno and Kazuo Isatsu. He is featured in 5 CDs available in market, including leader album of world well-known drummer Kozo Suganuma, with Lincoln Goins on bass, Scott Kinsey on Keyboards, and Koichi Yabori on Guitar which is recorded in New York City in 2001.

He has been around KL, where he has established musical network on and off the scene, for his assignment as the MNC expat since 2012. Currently he is voluntary playing with many local players, such as Mike Verrapen, Steve Nanda, Daniel Fong, Julian Chan, John Dip Silas, and Patrick Terbrack. He is also organizing monthly gig as “Yagi Fuse Quartet” which he plays straight ahead instrumental jazz with Japanese musicians based in KL.