Yoshie Nakayama is a composer, arranger, trombone player, singer as well as educator, based in Boston.
Over the past decade, Yoshie has worked with säje, Victory Boyd, Infinity Song, Women of the World, Alejandro Sanz, Milton Nascimento, Joyce Moreno, and Tiger Okoshi just to name but a few.
Yoshie’s a-cappella composition "Sing For You" was performed by UNIVOZ Vocal Ensemble on WBGH’s “Sing That Thing!” and led the ensemble to win the Adult category. The music video for "Sing For You" premiered at the Global Voices Film Festival San Francisco 2021, hosted by UN Women USA San Francisco Bay Area Chapter.
In 2020, her a-cappella cover video production, “Blame It On the Boogie” by The Jacksons, “Blame It On the COVID-19 feat. UNIVOZ” received The Grand Prize, Judge Sato’s Award, and the Musicality Award at Tele-Chorus Project in Japan.
Some of her arrangements are stocked in the Japanese Library of Congress in Tokyo. Her arrangements are available at Sheet Music Plus, Fairy Inc., and the Jazz Vocalist Society of Japan.
Yoshie is a Co-Founder of a global initiative, Songs for World Peace to promote peace through the power of music. The initiative has released songs about world peace by more than 100 artists from 80+ countries so far, all of which are in their native languages. They are aiming to release songs from every country in the world.
Currently, Yoshie is an Assistant Professor of the Contemporary Production and Writing department at Berklee College of Music.