Yoshie Nakayama is a music producer, composer, arranger, trombone player, and singer based in Los Angeles. After having graduated from Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo, Japan with a degree in Music Education and Music Instruction, Yoshie was awarded a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in Contemporary Writing and Production.
Yoshie has been blessed to work with talented musicians such as Joyce Moreno, Milton Nascimento, Snarky Puppy, Color Violeta, Victory Boyd, Jacob Collier, George Garzone, John Patitucci, Danny Rivera, Ambrose Akinmusire, Lizz Wright, Stefon Harris, Tia Fuller, Tiger Okoshi, Tsunenori ‘Lee’ Abe, Baby Boo and many others. She has performed in some of the most prestigious concert venues including The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Boston Symphony Hall, Massachusetts State House, Berklee Performance Center, Boston University Agganis Arena, MIT Kresge Auditorium and Cotton Club Tokyo to name a few.
In 2016, Yoshie achieved one of her proudest moments when she was asked to arrange, produce and perform the trombone for multi-Latin Grammy/Grammy-winning Spanish pop star Alejandro Sanz's performance at Univision's 'Rise Up as One' concert which was broadcast live from San Diego, CA.
Although Yoshie is known for her traditional Japanese music production especially with a-cappella, her music varies to acoustic, big band, orchestra, jazz, world, and pop.
Her arrangements are published at Sheet Music Plus, for a-cappella, brass ensemble, piano, and other instrumentations and are stocked in the Japanese Library of Congress in Tokyo.
In 2018, she launched a new booking agency service called Musician Worldwide with a roster of over 300 musicians, all equipped with their own home studios to record remotely for clients. She has been working closely with her business partner in Tokyo to support her fellow musicians all over the world in this venture.