Koji Yoneyama(Guitar)
Koji is  a New York-based guitar player and composer with a background in jazz, rock and pop. He was  born and raised in Osaka, Japan in 1987, graduated from  Osaka university of Arts with a Bachelors in Music.

Koji  started playing guitar at the age of 11 and won first prize in the for Best Guitarist in the 2005  Fresh Musician Championship of Osaka. 

At 21 he began studying Jazz under professors Sadao Ikeda, Takashi Nakamura who teach at Osaka university of Arts. To continue his progress upon graduation, Koji studied with the legendary Kazuhiko Takeda. Since moving to New York City, Koji also had the opportunity to study with Professor Nick Russo, Pasquale Grasso and Richard Padron.

After graduating , Koji worked at many venues in the Osaka area  as professional session guitarist. He has been recognized in print and radio feature stories for his music.

Since moving to New York City in 2012, Koji Yoneyama has performed with various artist included Grammy nominated artist Jonathan Hoard and Japanese recording artist TiA (Ending theme of NARUTO, New York Times) and more. And performing various venues in NYC including as Band leader at La flor Restaurant's "Jazz Night" where you can still see him, Dominique Bistro (Whynot Jazz club), Something Jazz club, Terraza7, Tomi Jazz, Garage Restaurant , St. Stephen's United Methodist Church with Nathaniel Dixon Group as regular guitarist (2014~2016) and Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church as regular guitarist (2016~2018). Koji has accomplished first Japan tour 2015 with his trio which was including 10 places in Japan that he received many interviews with radio and newspaper. If you'd like to catch his act, check the "Shows" in the menu.

1987年大阪生まれ。NY在住ミュージシャン/ギターリスト。幼少期よりピアノ、トロンボーン、ギターなどの楽器に慣れ親しむ。高校時代にロックバンドを結成し、大阪のバンドコンテストでベストギタリスト賞を受賞。卒業後は大阪芸術大学ギター専攻に進学。21歳で本格的にJAZZに目覚め在学中よりプロに交じり演奏活動を開始。卒業後、日本で最も尊敬しているギタリスト、竹田一彦氏に師事した後に、24歳よりNYを拠点に活動を開始する。グラミー賞ノミネートアーティスト、ジョナサン・ホアードとの共演、ブロンクスの教会でのレギュラー公演、ゴスペルの本場ハーレム一有名な教会でのアジア人唯一のレギュラーギターリスト、日本のメジャーアーティストTiA(ナルトエンディングテーマ、日本ゴールドディスク賞受賞、ニューヨークタイムズ掲載) のバックギタリストをはじめ、ジャズクラブ、音楽フェスティバル、レコーディングなどで活動中。2015年9月自身初の全10公演からなる日本ツアーで数々の新聞、ラジオに取り上げられ好評を博す。NYの新進気鋭のギタリスト、パスカーレグラッソとの親交も深い。