Yuki Shibata is a jazz pianist and composer originally from Himeji, Japan. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Yuki maintains an active performance and teaching schedule, including recent gigs as a band leader at Somethin' Jazz Club, Tomi Jazz, and Shrine in NYC and The Fireplace and Kings Back Bay in Boston.

Studying classical ballet as a child, Yuki was introduced to jazz, classical, and contemporary music. Because her dance teacher was a big fan of jazz, she got a chance to dance to the album, "Helen Merrill with Clifford Brown" in concert, which was the first time for her to feel a strong passion for jazz. At the age of 20, when she moved to Tokyo to study science technology in her college, she started playing jazz piano.

Yuki's principal piano teachers are Yuki Arimasa (Tokyo, Japan), Frank Carlberg (Brooklyn, NY), and Ray Santisi (Boston, MA). She has also studied with Danilo Perez, Joanne Brackeen, and jazz improv with Hal Crook.

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