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Yasuo Ishikawa is available for gigs and recording sessions throughout Colorado and the Four Corners region.


Sophisticated Jazz

by Yasuo "Yaz" Ishikawa

Alto Saxophonist Yasuo "Yaz" Ishikawa is dedicated to delivering the best straight-ahead jazz performances for studio recordings and live events.

Having studied jazz saxophone and theory under Denver jazz legend George Keith for more than 10 years, Yaz began performing in the Denver area in 2004. Conducted by jazz pianist extraordinaire Justin Adams at the Broadway School of Music in Denver, Yaz performed with a few different ensembles around the Denver area.

He recorded his first CD of original tunes, The G.K. Story, with The SoBo Four jazz quartet in June 2013. His second CD of originals, Resurrection, was also recorded with The SoBo Four and released in October 2015.

Now based in Ouray County, Colorado, he performs in Ridgway, Ouray, Montrose and Telluride. Yaz is available for solo performances with electronic accompaniment, studio recordings, and as a stand-in musician with ensembles.

Yaz also became a founding member of Little Giant, an 8-member world music band In 2018. Their first performance at the Liberty Bar in Telluride in October was a hit and filled the venue during off season. More performances are being scheduled monthly around southwest Colorado.

Dec. 2018 – Feb. 2019
Little Giant featuring Yaz on sax

Intrinzik, Montrose, Colorado

Music Performed
by Yasuo Ishikawa

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Little Giant featuring Yaz on sax
Jazz by Yaz at Four Corners Cafe

Liberty Bar & Lounge, Telluride, CO

Chipeta Solar Springs Resort, Ridgway, Colo.

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Little Giant featuring Yaz on sax

Sherbino Theater, Ridgway, Colorado