Yumi Ito weaves into her music stories about society – stories about worlds, regardless of how large or small, or bright or dark they might be. Her sound is equally diverse, presenting itself as an amalgam of several styles. What might seem tricky, really isn’t: the musician, composer, producer and arranger with Japanese and Polish roots expertly navigates a clear stylistic path, based on hundreds of hours of practice. Like a Zen master she observes, classifies and writes down events from a distance – precise, concentrated and wise. Yumi Ito lives and works in Basel, performs regularly all around the world and has shared the stage with artists such as Al Jarreau, Becca Stevens, Nils Petter Molvaer and Mark Turner. Her own art includes jazz, art-pop, electronica, free improvisation and neo-classical music, flexibly performable from solo to orchestra, while - of course - always telling a story.
Yumi Ito is a Japanese-Polish vocalist, songwriter, producer and arranger based in Basel, Switzerland. She performs regularly all around the world and has shared the stage with artists such as Al Jarreau, Becca Stevens, Nils Petter Molvaer and Mark Turner. Her music is an amalgam of jazz, art-pop, electronica and neo-classical, which can be flexibly performed solo, in a trio or with an orchestra. (Stoph Ruckli)