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BRAND LIBRARY & ART CENTER - Plaza Performance Series - Yuko Mabuchi Trio

2018 Performers

June 1 – Scambooty  <Read More>
June 8 – Jonathan Stout & His Campus Five  <Read More>
June 15 – Nevenka East European Folk Ensemble  <Read More>
June 22 – Armenian ensemble  <Read More>
June 29 – Ukulele Bartt Three-Man Quartet  <Read More>

July 6 – LA Bluescasters  <Read More>
July 13 – Alison Lewis Quintet  <Read More>
July 20 – Big City Swing Committee  <Read More>
July 27 – Carl Verheyen Band  <Read More>

August 3 – Holy Crow Jazz Band  <Read More>


Yuko at PianoAugust 10 – Yuko Mabuchi Trio

Yuko Mabuchi started playing classical piano at age of 4, in her hometown of Fukui, Japan. As a teenager she was fascinated by American R&B, Hip-Hop and Blues. After hearing the music of Oscar Peterson and Herbie Hancock she fell in love with Jazz and after high school she entered the AN Music School in Kyoto to study jazz piano under Kunihiro Kameda. After graduating from the conservatory, she began performing locally as a soloist, and as a member of a local jazz trio. She arrived in Los Angeles in 2010, and recorded her first CD, “Waves” (Vista Records, 2011) which was a collection of original compositions. Returning to Japan in 2013, she performed with her trio at the Jazz Spot J Shinjuku in Tokyo, the Fukui Jazz Festival, Osaka/Neyagawa Jazz Convention '14, Mokkiriya and Riverside in Kanazawa and appeared monthly as a soloist at Keio Plaza, Tokyo. After returning to the US to record “My Life” (Vista Records, 2014) her second collection of original compositions, she has developed a reputation as a “virtuoso pianist who is extremely entertaining and exciting to watch.” “My Life” features Latin Jazz great, flutist Justo Almario and Smooth Jazz saxophonist Andre Delano.

Her most recent project, “The Yuko Mabuchi Trio” (Yarlung Records, 2017) was recorded LIVE at the Brain and Creativity Institute’s Cammilleri Hall (USC) and is being released on vinyl record, as well as CD. This project features Del Atkins on bass and Bob Breton on drums.

Yuko also donates her time as the accompanist for the Watts-Willowbrook Conservatory and Youth Symphony, a music program that offers training to youngsters in LAs inner city: www.sappa.net

In 2017 she was invited to perform as a featured soloist with ICYOLA, under the direction of Charles Dickerson, at Disney Hall in Los Angeles. She is a sensational and captivating pianist that consistently treats her audience to the highest quality of music performance. Visit her website: www.yukomabuchi.com


August 17 – Other Mother Brother Band  <Read More>
August 24 – Marc Berger & Ride  <Read More>
August 31 – Bobby Barron & the Swing Thing Band with Barbara Morrison  <Read More>

Seating is limited and first come first served, no reserved seating. The Plaza seats 75 - 90 people for a performance; visitors are welcome to bring a chair or blanket and sit on the grassy hillsides in Brand Park. Performances run between 60 and 90 minutes without intermission.


The City of Glendale’s Performance Series began in 2014 to celebrate the renovation and reopening of the historic Brand Library & Art Center. The Brand Library & Art Center provides a free cultural asset to residents and attracts visitors to experience arts and cultural opportunities in the city. This Performance Series is designed to support arts organizations and to bring distinguished cultural programming to Glendale. The Performance Series is supported by the City of Glendale and the Glendale Arts & Culture Commission, with funding from the Urban Art Program and the Brand Associates.


Don’t Miss More Free Summer Concerts sponsored by the Community Services & Parks Department

  • Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Verdugo Park, North End
  • July 11 through August 15   <Read More>

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