James Yoshizawa

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James Yoshizawa is a versatile drum set artist, percussionist, and educator living in Los Angeles with a BM in Percussion Performance from California State University, Long Beach. Some of his recent, noteworthy engagements include a 3-month run as the percussionist and bodhran soloist in the Broadway musical, "Come From Away," a guest performance with the band NYCO accompanied by the Alabama Symphony in Birmingham, AL, and the recording of all the percussion tracks for an upcoming show at Tokyo Disney. He has been a guest artist at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in Fairbanks, AK since 2013, where he specializes in performing and teaching Irish and Afro-Brazilian percussion. As an educator, he maintains a private lesson studio, has taught at many nationally acclaimed high school percussion programs around Southern California, and works with the non-profit organization, Musical Miracles, to provide music education to children in Los Angeles and Mexico.

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