Nonoko Yoshida was born in 1987 in Hokkaido, Japan. She studied classical piano from the age of three, and began playing the saxophone as her main instrument at age 10. In 2006, she moved to New York where she experienced a life-changing encounter with John Zorn, Ned Rothenberg and the Downtown Music Scene. Since then, she has been learning music in streets from the underground musicians themselves, attending concerts, rehearsals, recording and mastering sessions and seeing the mechanics of making music first hand. Her band project SSSS (Super Seaweed Sex Scandal) played at Moers Festival in Germany in 2010 and had their first Europe tour. Her band project Pet Bottle Ningen has toured in Japan four times and released two albums from Tzadik Label. Her collaboration includes Cyro Baptista’s Banquet of the Spirits, and Ron Anderson’s PAK with Yoshida Tatsuya. She has been working on sax solo project, released solo album “Lotus” from her own label, and toured Canada in 2014. Moved back to Japan in December 2015.
|Venue||Sapporo Art Park, Large Practice Room (Geijyutsu-no-Mori 2-chome 75, Minami-ku, Sapporo)|
|Projects||Ensembles Asia / Asian Meeting Festival|