Yucco Miller: The Pink-haired Japanese Saxophonist
Long pink hair, spunky personality, and a little ditsy. For most, it might be hard to take this kind of person seriously. Nonetheless, recognize them as an incredible saxophonist.
Well, this type of person does exist, and is probably one of the most talented saxophonists unknown to the world. Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing one of the many Rising Stars in Asia, Japanese Musician: Yucco Miller.
- Name: Yucco Miller/ユッコミラー
- Real Name: Yukiko Onishi/大西由希子
- Nickname: YUCCO
- Birthday: December 25, 1990
- Occupation: Saxophonist, Song Writer
- Birthplace: Ise City, Mie, Japan
- Instruments：Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
- Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Contemporary, Pop
- Hobbies: Cooking, Traveling, Listening to Music
- Favorite Color：Pink
Early Life and Music Style:
Yucco Miller (Yukiko Onishi), born in Ise City, Mie, started her musical journey playing the piano at age 3. In high school, Yucco joined the music club and started learning the alto saxophone. Throughout her high school career, she has won many awards and played in Paris and Vienna.
As Yucco began to hone her skills, she studied under Ken Kawada, Tetsuro Kawashima, and Eric Mariensal. She continued to study jazz theory, jazz composition, and improvisation, until making her debut as a pro at the age of 19.
Yucco achieved more fame after performing as a special guest with Candy Dulfer and Glen Miller at the respective concerts. She has also performed in Korea and Malaysia at some of the most highly regarded Jazz Festivals in the world.
Yucco Miller’s musical styles consists of Jazz, fusion, hybrid contemporary jazz and rock. Her play style has bright tones with a very distinct growl. Yucco starts her songs with a smooth jazz style, but as the song progresses, you can hear a mixture of fusion and contemporary jazz. Her ability to seamlessly mix styles into a single song, is what makes listening to her so appealing.
Career and Online Success:
In 2016, Yucco released her first album, “YUCCO MILLER”, produced by Grammy Award-winning artist, Ronnie Plaxico.
In 2018, her second album “SAXONIC” released in 2018 and won the Jazz Japan Award 2018 Album of the Year.
On September 11th, 2019, Yucco released her third album “Kind of Pink”.
On a side note, we have been listening to Yucco Miller’s new album non-stop and will be releasing a full review soon. Spoiler alert, we like it!
As Yucco’s popularity increases, she’s been making numerous appearances on commercials, TV shows. In addition, Yucco has her on brand of jewelry, sweets and models for various apparel brands.
Since 2018, Yucco has become very active as a YouTuber and within a year, Yucco Miller’s official channel has exceeded over 100,000 subscribers.
Outside of Youtube, she runs a personal blog with over 400,000 daily visitors and was ranked first place, on Ameba’s entertainment and celebrity category.
We’ve listened to a lot musicians, and Yucco Miller without a doubt has the talent to become an international success.
If your still unconvinced be sure to check out her YouTube Channel. Our personal favorite video is her rendition of Detective Conan (aka Case Closed):
You can support Yucco Miller by visiting her social media and purchasing her CD’s.
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