クラシックピアノを大場啓子氏、國谷尊之氏、松本美都子氏に師事。ジャズピアノを今泉正明氏、石井彰氏に師事。2002年 ピティナピアノコンペティションE級 ベスト10賞2006年 都立武蔵高校卒業2008年 横浜ジャズプロムナード主催のコンペティションにて自己のトリオで洗足学園大学賞を受賞。2009年 浅草ジャズコンテストの本選に自己のクインテットで出場、好評を博す。2010年 横浜ジャズプロムナード主催のコンペティションにて自己のトリオで洗足学園大学賞ジャズクラブ賞を受賞。2010年 浅草ジャズコンテストの本選に自己のトリオで出場、金賞(2位)受賞する。
2011年 神戸ネクストジャズコンペティション 本戦出場
2011年 第31回 浅草ジャズコンテスト グランプリ受賞 (駒野逸美カルテットのメンバーとして出場)
2013年 二見勇気トリオのファーストアルバム”BANZAI OSCAR”発売
2013年 CUNY LaGuardia Community College 入学
2015年 2nd album 「Moonlight Serenade」リリース
2016年 New England Conservatory 入学
好きなピアニスト || Bill Charlap/Oscar Peterson/Wynton Kelly/Keith Jarrett/Phineas Newborn/Benny Green/Peter Beets/Mulgrew Miller/Aaron Goldberg/Fread Hursh/Kenny Barron/Danny Grisset/Michel Petrucciani/Dan Nimmer/
Yuki Futami is an exceptional up-and-coming jazz pianist from Japan with tremendous jazz and classical piano skills. His sensitive touch and warm tone on the piano reflect that of his musical idol, Oscar Peterson, the legendary Canadian jazz pianist.
Futami was born on April 6th, 1987, in Saitama prefecture. At the age of three, his parents
bought him his first keyboard; a-44 key Casio. Within a few months, Futami was enrolled in the YAMAHA music school where he learned how to play the piano and read music. When he was in junior high school, he played trombone in the local brass band. His experience of playing big band pieces with the brass band awakened his interest in jazz.
Soon after graduating high school, Futami decided to pursue a career as a professional jazz
pianist. He has won many prizes, including The Yokohama Jazz Competition and The Asakusa Jazz Competition Grand Prix. Although quite successful as a professional jazz pianist in Japan, Futami decided to further his konweleade of jazz in New York City where he relocated in 2013.
In addition to the many great jazz pianists of the 20th century, he is also influenced by the current contemporary jazz scene in New York City. His goal is to assimilate all these influences into a personal style of his own. It is a life-long journey from which he learns everyday.
I have been fortunate to have played with many Japanese great musicians until now.
“ …beautiful tone and great technique!!” Washington Post
“…young highly targeted straight-ahead jazz pianist!!” New York Times
I try to get dream of receiving such fame…
Musical Awards
2002, Piano Teachers’ National Association (PTNA) of Japan Competition, Top 10 classical solo
2008 & 2010 Yokohama Jazz Competition, Senzoku Gakuen College Prize, jazz trio
2010, Asakusa Jazz Contest Gold Medal (2nd place), jazz trio
2011, 4th Kobe Next Jazz Competition, Honorable Mention
2011, Asakusa Jazz Contest-Grand Prix (1st place), (Komano Itsumi Quartet)
My favorite pianists
Bill Charlap, Oscar Peterson, Wynton Kelly, Keith Jarrett, Phineas Newborn, Benny Green, Peter Beets, Mulgrew Miller, Aaron Golderg, Fread Hursh, Kenny Barron, Danny Grisset, Michel Petrucciani, Dan Nimmer, Akira Ishi

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1. Cream Pie (YUKI FUTAMI)
2. Rock of Ages (Jack Fascinato,Tennessee Emie Ford)
3. Girl Talk (Neal Hefti,Bobby Troup)
4. Cakewalk (Oscar Peterson)
5. Body and Soul (Johnny Green)
6. Tricrotism (Oscar Pettiford)
7. Take the 4.5.6. Train (YUKI FUTAMI)
8. Southern Island (YUKI FUTAMI)
9. Hymn to Freedom (Oscar Peterson)

オスカー・ピーターソンを敬愛し、「バンザイ・オスカー」と冠したこのアルバムは、オスカーの代表曲「ケークウォーク」「自由への讃歌」を収録しながら、オリジナル楽曲も収録。ミディアムスウィングナンバー「CreamPie」やラテンフレーバーな「Southern Island」など、彼のテクニックと叙情性には、一目置かざるを得ない。録音は高音質で名高いティートックレコーズを率いる金野貴明。この情熱を是非体感してもらいたい。