“Since [Yuko Mabuchi’s] arrival in Los Angeles, she has gained a loyal fan base and a reputation as a virtuoso pianist who also is extremely entertaining and exciting to watch…She is a sensational and captivating pianist that consistently treats her audience to the highest quality of jazz performance” (Corniche Entertainment).
Mabuchi started playing classical piano at age four, in her hometown of Fukui, Japan. She arrived in Los Angeles in 2010 to further her studies while performing at some of LA’s top venues. She has performed at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, opening for Branford Marsalis, Blues Alley in Washington DC as a guest of the National Cherry Blossom Japanese Jazz series, the Arlington Jazz Festival and the Disney Hall, as featured pianist with ICYOLA, to name a few.
Over the course of her career Mabuchi has released three CDs including Waves (Vista Records, 2011), My Life (Vista Records, 2014) and collections of original compositions. Her recent project, “The Yuko Mabuchi Trio” (Yarlung Records, 2017) was recorded LIVE at USCs Cammilleri Hall, and topped the audiophile charts. Her fourth and latest project, “Tribute To Miles,” (Yarlung Records, 2019) has also been released on CD and vinyl.
Returning to Japan in 2013, Mabuchi performed with her trio until returning to the US in 2016, and has continued to develop her very unique performance style.
Unique to this year, we have introduced a new way of seating at Cafe Stritch events. Please use the chart below to assist you in determining where you would like to sit. The numbered circular tables are the “Reserved Tables” and seat a maximum of three people per table. The “General Admission (GA)” seating is not reserved, and seats are selected on a first-come, first-serve basis the day-of the concert.