BIO

“Tat the Musician” is an award-winning musician residing in the U.S.A, a member of the American Federation of Musicians/Boston Musicians' Association, bandleader XTY Jazz Group.

 

Tat who is originally from Japan, top graduated in performance from Berklee College of Music on a scholarship - Magna Cum Laude, where he was also a staff member, featured alumni on Berklee's magazine “Berklee Today.” He plays and teaches piano, keys, guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, drums, percussion, etc. As a member of the American Federation of Musicians/Boston Musicians' Association, he enjoys collaborating with the world-class musicians in this organization, has been recognized as a spectacular drummer, and is a recipient of the Zildjian Award (www.zildjian.com). 

 

His XTY Jazz Group “X, Tat Yoshinaga” performs at Boston’s first-class venues and major co-events. Featured artist by All About Jazz (www.allaboutjazz.com). The group recently performed live jazz at Eat Your Words event - 826 Boston at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. His charitable work includes a performance at the House of Blues for “Friends of Boston’s Homeless” raised $150,000.

 

Performed/worked with; Grammy-award artists including Joe Lovano (sax), Dave Samuels (vibes/marimba), and Jay Frigoletto (engineer). While at Berklee; Mike Mangini (drums - Dream Theater), Dean Anderson (percussion - Boston Pops), Peter Cokkinias (conductor/director - Boston Pops/Ballet), Fenway Brass Orchestra, Berklee’s Wind Orchestra/Symphony Orchestra. As a Berklee staff accompanist; Singers Showcases, Percussion Week, Sax-weekend, Guitar Sessions, 5 Week Summer Program. Books/magazines; Shinko Music Entertainment Co., LTD.

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YoZakis

Recording Artist 2020 - Current

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Yoshinaga Music 

Business Owner 2016 - Current

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XTY Music Lessons

Private Music Instructor 2009 - Current

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XTY Jazz Group

Bandleader 2004 - Current

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American Federation of Musicians

Local 9-535 - Boston Musicians' Association Member 2016 - 2021

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North End Music & Performing Arts Center

Teaching Artist 2018 - 2020

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Berklee College of Music 

Staff Accompanist 2008 - 2009

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Berklee College of Music 

Performance 2004 - 2008