She successfully completed the recording of her own Japanese original songs in Copenhagen, Denmark in June 2017. The recording project was produced by a keyboard player/pianist Jun Abe, and organized by Denmark-based jazz bass player Chris Minh Doky who appears in various jazz scenes around the world.
The musical collaboration with great Denmark-based musicians has given a beautiful European touch to her songs.
Mina Yamano Vocalist/Singersongwriter Born in Osaka, Japan. Graduated from Osaka University of Arts, Department of Art. Mina grew up in a household filled with jazz and art, and was naturally exposed to them from an early age through her father, who is a jazz record collector, and also a collector of art works such as art paintings and sculptures. She attended Osaka University of Arts, where she studied art and oil painting for four years. While studying at the university, she was deeply moved by a play, which led her to pursue a career in the performing arts. She attended a theater actor training school, where she developed her skills in singing, dancing and acting. In 2010, after having gained a lot of experience as a theater performer, she began her musical career as a jazz and Bossa Nova singer, performing on live stage mainly at jazz clubs in the Kansai region. On February 11, 2011, she sang solo "Kimigayo" the national anthem of Japan before WBC World minimumweight title match (broadcasted by TBS) - Kazuto Ioka vs. Oleydong Sithsamerchai.