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MICHIYO KOBAYASHI Biography

Alto saxophone player, composer, arranger.Saxophone lecturer
(
lecturer of NAGOYA UNIVERCITY OF ART jazz and pops program,2012-2015)
Born and raised in Nagoya, MICHIYO started to learn the electric organ(YAMAHA) when 5 years old. In elementary schoolCshe belonged to the recorder(wind instrument) club and played baroqueCcharch music and Japanese folk songs etcDIn junior high school, she played flute, trumpet, contra bass in the brass band. At the same timeClearned to play jazz with electric organ. In high school, changed to have alto sax. The brass band there, treated jazz tunes. She often listened to the jazz programs on the radio at home. Then, she majored in English literature at collegeCand belonged to the jazz band(combo) there. During the college, she studied to compose and arrange at YAMAHA music schoolD After graduated, she started to study the improvisaion(and chord progression, scales etc.) againCworking as a teacher of electric organ and the ensemble lesson at YAMAHA music school for a whileDShe learned jazz piano from jazz pianist YOSHIHIKO NAYA(p)Cand took lessons of the improvisation by HIDEHUMI TOKI(as).After finished TOKI's carriculum the most fastest among his students he ever had, she started to play as a member of the SUNAO WADA(g)band in Nagoya.

March 2003Cshe released her debut albumgLuck Of Piecesh from Swing Cat's RecordmpersonnelFKoji Goto(p)Masashi Kato(b)Yoshihito Eto(ds)Recorded on 29-30 SeptemberC2002n. April 2008, released second albumgMind Pictureshfrom jazz inn Lovely label.[personel:Koji Goto(p)Go Shimada(b)Kazuyoshi Kuroda(ds) Recorded on 14-15 February,2008] She became the first female professional saxophone player in Nagoya.

yplayed with these musiciansz
Masahiko Osaka(ds) Yoshihito Etoh(ds) Seiji Tada(as) Tatsuji Yokoyama(perc) Toshihiko Inoue(ts) Manabu Ohishi(p) Tetsuroh Kawashima(ts) Yutaka Shiina(p) Tatsuya Nakamura(ds) Suetoshi Shimizu(ts) Masahiro Sayama(p) Stan Gilbart(b) Tsutomu Okada(b) Akira Ishii(p) Yousuke Inoue(b) Keiji Matsushima(tp) Tommy Cammbell(ds) Fukushi Tainaka(ds) Dairiki Hara(ds) Shigeharu Mukai(tb) Hikari Ichihara(tp) Junichiroh Ohguchi(p) Nobuyoshi Ino(b) Yoshio Ikeda(b) Makoto Oka(ts) Daiki Yasukagawa(b) Junko Makiyama(vil)
Sit in the bands many times-Kousuke Mine(ts)Quintet,Seiji Tada(as)Quartet"the most".
Had opportunity to sit in -Lew Tabackin(ts), Sonny Fortune(as), John Hicks(p), Wayne Dockery(b), Steve Johns(ds), Abraham Burton(sax), Serge Delate(p).
Played with Vincent Herring(as) at jam session in NY, 2004.

Please check out the schedule, tooDHere are some photos. Thank you.

yReviewsz
Second AlbumgMind Picturesh Magazine 5 Reviews(2008)
Magazine gThe Saxh yTHE SAXz(Also Pub.)(Jul.2003)
Magazine Gig Report ySWING JOURNALzGig@Ochanomizu NARU(Apr.26)(p.102)(May2009)
News Paper 2009 "Tsuruma Park 100th Anniversary concert"(Oct.2009)
Magazine Gig Report ySWING JOURNALzGig@Ochanomizu NARU(May16)(p.237)(Jun.2010)@
WebReview
ySax&Brass Magazine "Blog"(Rittor-music)z(May2008)

yFM Radio and TVz
ECity FM GIFU yFM WatchzGuest- Oct.2002
ECBC-TV yBandoh reserch "Soko ga Shiritai"z -Jun.2003
EClover cableTV -Live Performance on Air-Apr.2004@
EFM-RADIOi yR-i JAZZz Guest -Feb.2008
EOKAZAKI CableTV -Live Performance on Air-Apr.2008
EFM-RADIOi @yR-i JAZZz Guest -May.2008
EFM-RADIOi @yR-i JAZZz-Live Performance on Air -May.2008
EFM-RADIOi @yR-i JAZZz Guest-Dec.2009
EKANAZAWA FM-N1 yN1 Communityz Guest -Oct.2012

yConcertsz
ECitizen ConcertyKasamatsu city (GIFU)z(June 2001) (Kasamatsu central community center,GIFU pref.)
ECitizen Concert
yHekinan city(AICHI)z(Nov.2001) (Hekinan-city art & culture hall ,AICHI pref.)
ECitizen Concert
yKasamatsu city(GIFU)z(June 2002)  (Kasamatsu central community center,GIFU pref.)
EOutdoor Event
yTokai-TV "Summer Resort Park in Oasis21ETwilight Jazz"z(Aug.2003) (Oasis21, NAGOYA)
EOutdoor Event
y"Atsuta-no-Mori" produced by Minato coopz Michiy Quartet(May 2004)
EEvent
y"Okazaki Civic Center Uchida Osamu Jazz Collection PR exhibition"z(July 2004)
ECitizen Concertg
y"16th Kasugai Art theatervproduced by Kasugai Civic Cultual FoundationzMichiyo Quartet(Aug.2005) (Kasugai culture forum hall, AICHI pref.)
ELecture class Guest Concert
yYamaha Music Fundation Electone teachers workshopz@Michiyo Trio(Sep.2005)(Yamaha resort Tsumagoi ,Music garden hall, SHIZUOKA pref.)
EOutdoor Event
yMino city(GIFU)"12th Mino Washi Akari-ArtiCreative Lanternj Contest & Exhibition"z(Oct.2005) (Mino city, GIFU pref.)
ELecture class Guest Concert
yYamaha Music Fundation Electone teachers workshopz@Michiyo Trio(July 2006)(Yamaha resort Tsumagoi ,Music garden hall, SHIZUOKA pref.)
EAnniversary of the school establishment
yNagoya Tsuyuhashi Elementary School "100th anniversary of the establishment concert"z@(Nov.2006)
EOutdoor Event
ySONY Kouta Tec. Summer Festivalz@(Aug.2007)
EOutdoor Concert
yOkazaki city(AICHI)"Okazaki Civic Center` SPRING JAZZ FESTA`"z@Michiyo Quartet(Apr.2008)  (Okazaki Civic Center, AICHI pref.)
EOutdoor Music Festival
y"Sakae Minami Music Festival2008"z@(May2008)
EOutdoor Event
y"Nagoya Groovin' summer2009"z@(Aug.2009)
EOutdoor Event
y"58th Nagoya Hirokouji Summer Festival"z@(Aug.2009)
EOutdoor Event
y"Tsuruma Park 100th anniversary concert"z(Oct.2009)
EUnivercityl Event@
yMeijo Univercity "Home comming day"z@(Nov.2009)
EFM Radio Event
y"FM RADIO-i@10th Anniversary Super Concert"z@THE BOTTOM LINE (Apr.2010)
EArt Museum Concert
yToyota city museum"Jazz in Museum of Art"z@Michiyo Qurtet (Oct.2010) (Toyota city museum, AICHI pref.)
EOutdoorEvent
yAichi Triennale 2010 "Nagoya de la Festival =Jazz="z Michiyo Quartet(Oct.2010)
EEvent Concert
yMeitoh-ku Jazz Club "10th Anniversary Concert"z@(Oct.2010) (Nagoya City Performing Arts Center)
ESchool Concert
yAichi Nagakute city Educational program"deart2012"zNagakute junior high scool, Minami junior high scool, AICHI pref.(June 2012)
ECitizen Cncert
y"JAZZ IN THE ROOM 2012"z@Nagakute Bunka-no-ie Kaze-no-Hall, AICHI pref.(July 2012)
ECitizen Concert
y"JAZZ CAFE Michiyo Kobayashi Concert"z Michiyo Duo(Oct.2012) (produced by Nagoya City Cultural Promotion Agency) (West cultural small theater, NAGOYA)
ECitizen Concert
yKomaki city Jazz concert and Lecturez@Michiyo Quartet(Oct.2012) (produced by Komaki city board of education)  (Komaki city Ajioka civic center hall, AICHI pref.)
ECitizen ConcertySeki city Jazz concertz@Michiyo Quartet(Mar.2016) (produced by Seki city Cultural Association) (Seki City Culture Hall, GIFU pref.)
ECitizen ConcertyFukuroi city Cafe concertz@(May2016) (Fukuroi city Tsukimi-no-Sato, SIZUOKA pref.)

yNewspaperz
EArticle & Photo @yGifu Newspaperz Gig at "Natural Cafe Gallery"(Apr.2003)
EArticle & Photo @yGifu Newspaperz Jazz Concert at "Fukujouji Temple"(Gujo Hachiman city,GIFU ,Aug.2006)@
EArticle & Photo @yGifu Newspaper& Chunichi Newspaperz "Tsuruma Park 100th Anniversary concert"(Oct.2009)
EArticle & Photo @
yChunichi Newspaperz Jazz concert at Nagakute Minami junior high school(Jun.2012j
EAdvt. & Photo
@@yChunichi Newspaperz "JAZZ CAFE Michiyo Kobayashi Concert"(Sep.2012)

yMagazinez
EArticle@@@@@ySWING JOURNALz@"picked up 30 new faces in jazz 2002"(p.115)(Jun.2002)
ECD Review @
@ySWING JOURNALz@(Jun.2003j
EIntervew, opening page photo
yTHE SAXz(Also Pub.)(Jul.2003)
EPhoto&Profil @yJazz Hihyo No.128z@"Female Jazz Players 2005"(Oct.2005)
EPhoto @@@@@
yOtoko-no-Kakurega<Travel around Jazz>zMonthly (Idea Life Pub.)(Sep.2006)
EPhoto@@@@@yOtoko-no-Kakurega<Travel around Jazz>z(Idea Life Pub.)(Jun.2008)
ECD Review@@
ySWING JOURNALz(Jun.2008)
ECD Review@@
yTHE SAXz(AlsoPub.)(Jul.2008)
ECD Review@@
yJAZZ LIFEz(Jul.2008)
EPhoto@@@@
ySWING JOURNALz@"musician directry"(p.135)(Dec.2008)
EGig Review@@
ySWING JOURNALz@Gig@Ochinomizu NARU(Apr.26)(p.102)(May2009)
EPhoto@@@@@
ySWING JOURNALz@"musician directry"(p.134)(Dec.2009)
EGig Review@@
ySWING JOURNALz@Gig@Ochanomizu NARU(May16)(p.237)(Jun.2010)@
EInterview,Photo yMeitoh Jazz Club report vol.53z(Aug.2010)
EPhoto@@@@@yJAZZ JAPANz@"musician directry"(p.150)(Dec.2010)
EComment@@
ySax & Brass magazine vol.18(Rittor-music Feb.28) gWho is the most greatest horn playerHTop 50h(p.33)(Feb.2011)
EInterview,Photo
yTHE SAX(50th Anniversary)z(Also pub.) gJapanese Saxophone Players Directoryh(p.52)(Nov.2011)
EPhoto @@
@ @yJAZZ JAPANz@"musician directry"(p.132)(Dec.2011)
EIntervew,PhotoyNagoya West cultural theater papergHana-no-kihz(Sep.2012)

yOther activityz
EMember of "ZIP-FM Radio Program Deliberation Committee" - During 2010

yWeb Interview(all Japanesez
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WYy 2010.8
Jazz Comme 2009.2
jazz smile 2006.7
cCWYRNV 2004.10
퍂ZOBK 2011.12

ypick up gig recommendedz
2015.9.10 jazz inn Lovely

2014.1 jazz inn lovely
2013.3 jazz inn lovely

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