Yuichiro Tokuda’s RALYZZDIG
After studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, he returned to Japan and formed his band “Yuichiro Tokuda RALYZZDIG”, and released his first album which was acclaimed as “the cutting edge of the present progressive form of jazz” in Jazz Life magazine.
In 2008, he received an award as the “New Face of the Year in Art & Culture” from the Chiba-City Government, the first time ever for a jazz artist. Every year he performs at Japan’s most prestigious Jazz Festival “Yokohama Jazz Promenade” and also at many festivals all over the world. His original songs received “Finalist” & “Honorable Mention Award” in The International Songwriting Competition 2010, 2012 & 2013 Jazz Category.
“RALYZZDIG” is the acronym of “RAY, LYRIC, JAZZ and DIG”.
Yuichiro Tokuda’s RALYZZ DIG is a jazz collective of 5 extremely talented musicians from the Japanese jazz scene:
- Yuichiro Tokuda / Sax & Vocal
- Naoto Suzuki / Guitar
- Kazuhiro Tamura / Piano
- Tomoya Ohgaki / Bass
- Yuto Maseki / Drums