Dave Yamasaki

Guitar – Jazz Camp Week 1, Jazz Camp Package, Giant Steps Package


avid Yamasaki studied ethnomusicology at the University of Washington, Seattle, and guitar at Berklee College of Music, Boston, before receiving a BA and MA from California State University, Hayward. He has recorded with Tito Puente, Sheila E., the Pete Escovedo Orchestra, John Santos and the Machete Ensemble, Deems, and Nikita Germaine, and has performed in music videos and film including Bill Cosby’s Leonard, Part Six. Additional performances include Lou Rawls, Louie Bellson, Diane Schuur, Eddie Fisher, Faye Carol, Little Anthony and the Imperials, the Forty Niner Band, Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, Wayne Wallace and Rhythm and Rhyme, and Fred Berry as well as accompaniment for Frederica Von Stade. He has written scores for two PBS productions and charts for pianist Ramsey Lewis. His teaching experience includes Stanford Jazz Workshop, Jazz Camp West, and San Quentin Prison as well as his current position at the Maryknoll School in Honolulu.

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