Hirosato Ito (Gt)
Yuichi Hayashi (Pf)
Hirosato Ito was born in Aichi, Japan, in 1990. Receiving both the Berklee International Scholarship and Berklee Asia Scholarship, he entered the Berklee College of Music in 2013. During his time there, Ito studied from Jon Damian, Jon Wilkins and Bret Willmot. In 2014, he moved to Amsterdam in the Netherlands to study with Martijn Van Iterson and Jesse Van Ruller. Currently, Ito performs mainly in Nagoya. In September 2016, he started his own group, the Hirosato Ito Quintet.
Pianist / Composer
Yuichi Hayashi started playing the piano at the age of five. After studying classical music, he began writing his own compositions at fifteen. Whilst in university, he joined the jazz big band and started playing jazz music. After graduating from university, Hayashi commenced upon his professional musical career, performing in various live concerts and recordings. In 2008, Hayashi formed his own piano trio ‘TRISPACE’, playing his compositions. The trio have released three albums. The newest album ‘Nightfall’ , was recorded and mixed in Sweden. In 2014, the trio did a live tour of Italy.Yuichi Hayashi currently performs nationwide with TRISPACE, and also provides musical support for many bands, such as the Sei Takahashi sextet, Hiroshi Sugano’s ‘Inter Paul Connection’, and the Kazuyoshi Kuroda Quintet etc.. He also provides original music compositions for the jazz singer, junko. With a reputation for the crystal-like clarity of his piano playing, Yuichi Hayashi enthralls his audience with his sensitive to daring range of rendition.