I have uploaded some new videos to my YouTube channel. Please check them out!
Greetings and happy new year to all of you!!I know I haven't updated this website for a loooong time (More than a year?? smh).. haha.
There's more so please come visit my YouTube channel. Leave me a comment!!
Also I had a great time at NAMM 2015!!
Met some of my heroes, the companies that support me, old friends,,, got to jam with musicians from all over the world!
It is the best time of a year ;))
Some photos from NAMM. There's more on my Instagram , so make sure to check them out too!!
Alright, hope you guys have a blessed year!!!
I'm bringing my trio to Nola's in downtown LA May 11th, 2013.It's saturday BBQ brunch.
Kyle Crane, drums
Matt Politano, Keys
Yours truly, guitar
We'll be playing well/less known standards and maybe my compositions as well.
It'll be the first Saturday brunch for Nola's. I believe we all can appreciate more live music happening in LA, right? :) So please come support live music !
Starts at 11:00am. We'll play 3sets.
Nola's - A Taste of New Orleans
734 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
I have uploaded a video for the 1st time in a long time.
Solo guitar rendition of Liberty City by Jaco Pastorius.
I transcribed the most of the chord voicings from the piano version on his Modern Electric Bass DVD and horn sections from original version.
Hope you enjoy.
Guitar: PRS McCarty Hollowbody
Amp: Acoustic Image Corus
Cabinet: Raezer's Edge Twin 8
#OneOfTheSongsIWantPlayedAtMyFuneral #JacoWasEverythingInMyTeens #PRS4LIFE
Another great news!
I got an email yesterday. It says "We would love to add you as an Artist on our roster"...
Means, I'm now an endorsed artist of Paul Reed Smith Guitars!!!!
For me, this is kind of dream-come-true occasion because last 10 years the only guitar I played on gigs, recordings, and any performances is PRS guitar. I'm a kind of guitarist who sticks to one guitar I love to play and feel comfortable with.
I feel very fortunate to be able to work with the companies I love!
Well, first thing I should do as an endorser is to work on the correct pronunciation of "PRS". #FOB
With Mr. Paul Reed Smith himself!!
This pedal, the Organizer (polyphonic organ emulator) by EarthQuaker Devices, just arrived.
At the NAMM show, I visited EarthQuaker Devices' booth to try out the pedal I'd been thinking to get. People there were so nice. They complimented me on my playing and gave me discount, but that was over my budget. So I just gave them my info and my CD and told them that I'd contact when I'm ready to buy.
Few days later, they provided me with the pedal for free, saying "We liked your CD better than others we received from the NAMM". What an honor.. Such great people.
They make very high-quality handmade out-of-the-box-thinking pedals.
I've tried all of the other competitions (as far as I know). the Organizer beats all of them for its much clearer and more natural sounding overtones and its small size.
I'm not an official endorser or anything but feel like am. I'll try to put up either audio or video of me playing this pedal soon.
Much love and respect for the people at the EarthQuaker Devices.
Please check them out.
My album Introducing Shingo Yuji has been reviewed by All About Jazz.
Thanks Hrayr Attrian for the support!!
"With a rare combination of wisdom and vision that bellies his youth, Yuji has recorded an innovative disc that whets the appetite for what is yet to come from this cross-cultural fusionist."
Please check it out.
I'm happy to announce that I'm officially endorsed by Raezer's Edge speaker cabinet.
I just received their Twin 8 Tower cabinet. Liking the sound very much.
It projects very deep yet not boomy bass that I always wanted. Also the sound is very well balanced.
It works perfectly with my amp of life, Acoustic Image Corus amp.
I can't wait to play a next gig with this beautiful cabinet!
A big thank you to Raezer's Edge (and of course to Acoustic Image) for the love and support!!
I finally got sponsors to print physical CDs of my album, "Introducing Shingo Yuji".
It'll be released pretty soon.
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