Yumi Ito (1990) is a musician, performer and composer with Polish-Japanese roots, born in Switzerland. She holds a Masters Degree in Jazz Voice and composition from the Jazzcampus Basel and has studied with great artists such as Jeff Ballard, Guillermo Klein, Jorge Rossy, Larry Grenadier, Theo Bleckmann and Lisette Spinnler. In 2017 Wolfgang Muthspiel elected her to take part in the first editions of the prestigious one-year program called Focus Year. During that year she had the chance to work with an international band which was coached by musicians such as Dave Holland, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Steve Swallow, Lionel Loueke and many more. She has recorded various albums as a sidewoman and three albums as a leader, which will be published end of this year. Besides performing solo she also plays shows with her eleven-piece band Yumi Ito Orchestra, the duo with Polish guitarist Szymon Mika and collaborates with other bands such as Vaclav Palka's Poens and Niko Seibold's European Song. Festival-Performances Montreux Jazz Festival, Cully Jazz Festival, BeJazz Festival Bern, Diagonales Festival, Jazzwerkstatt Bern, Off Beat Festival Basel, Klang Basel Festival, Blue Balls Festival, Young Prague Festival, Jazz à la Cité Internationale Festival Paris, Jazztage Chur, Jazzfest Wien, Perform Now Festival, Solo Duo Trio Festival Krakow, ZKB Jazzpreis Festival and many others.