Tyler Kaneshiro is a trumpeter, composer, and educator who has performed in major venues throughout North America and Europe. He is a San Francisco Bay Area native who moved to New York in 2008 to attend New York University and pursue his dream of playing jazz in the heart of Greenwich Village.
Kaneshiro has had the honor of sharing the stage and opening for such musicians as Bob Mintzer, Dave Pietro, Ralph Alessi, Brian Lynch, Marvin Stamm, Bill Mays, Ingrid Jensen, Roscoe Mitchell, CDZA, Macklemore, Snoop Dogg, Sinkane and has performed at several venues such as Lincoln Center, The Blue Note, Dizzy's Club, The Highline Ballroom, The Jazz Gallery, The Blue Note in Milan, The Jazz Showcase in Chicago, Mass MoCA, YouTube Brandcast in New York, Google Conference in Las Vegas, Catalina's Jazz Club in Los Angeles, SFJAZZ, San Jose Jazz Festival, the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Rochester International Jazz Festival among others.
Along with performing and teaching, he has composed music for film, theater, and podcasts. He is also a professional music copyist.
Kaneshiro is excited to have been selected as a member of the Stanford Jazz Workshop's 2018-2019 Jazz Mentor Fellowship Program. He will be performing and educating with an elite group of young musicians.
He has been a guest lecturer for the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU and Rutgers University - Newark.
Kaneshiro will be featured in Dr. Thomas R. Erdmann's upcoming book, How Jazz Trumpeters Play Music Today: Twelve Interviews on Technique, Style and Aesthetic. The book is a collection of interviews of trumpeters that reflect on the state of jazz and music in today's world.