Blessed in Osaka, Japan, Eri Yamamoto started playing classical piano at age group 3, and within five years was composing her very own parts. Throughout her education she continuing to review piano, in addition to viola, tone of voice, and composition, however when she found the U.S. for the very first time in 1995 and by possibility noticed jazz pianist Tommy Flanagan play, she understood she had discovered the type of music she really wished to pursue. Afterwards that calendar year she signed up for the brand new School’s Jazz and Modern Music plan, although she acquired never studied not traditional music before. In 2000, she started playing regularly using a trio at Arthur’s Tavern in Greenwich Community. In 2006, her 4th album being a bandleader, Cobalt Blue, with longtime players Dave Ambrosia (bass) and Ikuo Takeuchi (drums) behind her, arrived on Thirsty Hearing.