James Yoshizawa

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Biography

James Yoshizawa is a versatile drummer/percussionist living in Los Angeles, CA with a BM in Percussion Performance from California State University, Long Beach. While a student, he received the PAS Armand Zildjian Percussion Scholarship, the Fine Arts Affiliates Scholarship, and the Komaroff Scholarship. Since graduating, he has been an active performer and educator in Los Angeles and around the country. Some recent, noteworthy engagements include a 3-month run as the percussionist and bodhran soloist in the touring production of 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 also been a guest artist at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival since 2013. As an educator, he maintains a private lesson studio and has taught at many nationally acclaimed high school percussion programs around Southern California.

Years taught2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013
DepartmentCeltic, Healing Arts
SpecialtyPercussion
Websitehttp://www.jamesyoshizawa.com/

Teaching schedule
Irish PercussionMTWThF (week 1) 11:00–11:50amUCPC Fellowship Hall2017
Energetic Dance and SongTTh (week 1) 2:30–3:30pmDance Theatre Fairbanks2017
Celtic SessionsMThF (week 1) 4:00–5:15pmUniversity Community Presbyterian Church2017
Celtic Sessions by the day4:00–5:15pmUniversity Community Presbyterian Church2017
Irish PercussionMTWThF (week 1) 11:00–11:50amUCPC Fellowship Hall2016
Energetic Dance and SongTTh (week 1) 2:30–3:30pmDance Theatre Fairbanks2016
Dance with DrumsMTWThF/MTWThF 3:00–3:50pmWood Center Ballroom2016
Celtic SessionsMThF (week 1) 4:00–5:15pmUniversity Community Presbyterian Church2016
Celtic Sessions by the day4:00–5:15pmUniversity Community Presbyterian Church2016
Samba BandMTWThF (week 1) 5:30–6:20pmElbow Room Dance Studio2016
Healing MovementT/T 9:30–10:30amWood Center Ballroom2015
Dance with DrumsMTWThF/MTWThF 3:00–3:50pmWood Center Ballroom2015
Healing MovementT/T 9:30–10:30amWood Center Ballroom2014
Irish PercussionMTWThF (week 1) 11:00–11:50amUCPC Fellowship Hall2014
Latin RhythmsMT (week 2) 2:00–2:50pmDance Theatre Fairbanks - Green Room2014
Dance with DrumsMTWThF/MTWThF 3:00–3:50pmWood Center Ballroom2014
Healing MovementT/T 9:30–10:30amWood Center Ballroom2013
Irish PercussionMTWThF (week 1) 11:00–11:50amUCPC Fellowship Hall2013
Methods Refresher - World PercussionTh (week 2) 2:00–3:50pmUCPC Music Room2013
Dance with DrumsMTWThF/MTWThF 3:00–3:50pmWood Center Ballroom2013
Afro-Cuban DanceMTWThF (week 2) 5:30–6:20pmWood Center Ballroom2013

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