Rei Yamashita


Born February 6, 1987 Born in Kasukabe City, Saitama Prefecture. Lives in Yokohama City.
She graduated from Toho Gakuen College of Art with a major in music (flute). After graduating, he was fascinated by the tone of the chromatic harmonica and studied under Mr. Nobuo Tokunaga, one of Japan’s leading chromatic harmonica players.
In 2014, he won the 34th FIH JAPAN Harmonica Contest General Grand Prix.

On July 20, 2016, she made her major debut with the album ” Beautiful Breath ” from Victor Entertainment. Her self-composed song ” Raindrop ” from the album has been selected as the theme song for Nippon TV news every.

November 29, 2017 Released the second major album ” Candid Colors ” from Nippon Columbia. The self-composed song ” Sky Color ” recorded in the album was selected as the theme song for the NTV news every.

From July to December 2017, she was in charge of the corner program “SUNDAY HAPPY LIFE” in FM Yokohama 84.7MHz “Melata de Sunday” as a reporter. Released on July 25, 2018 Participated in the recording
of Tohoshinki’s single ” Road “.
August 2018 Participated in the 6th Seoul International Harmonica Festival as a judge and guest player.
Released on September 26. Participated in the recording of chanson singer Kumiko’s album song “Kaze no whisper”.
On October 1, 2018, ” Candid Colors ” was released from the Korean label Santoki Music.
In October 2018, she performed with Masato Honda BB Station and Naoko Terai at WOMEN IN JAZZ VOL.9.
Co-starred with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra at the “Galaxy Express 999” symphonic concert.
He is in charge of the school song, lyrics, and composition for Kasukabe Minami Junior High School, which will open in April 2019 in his hometown of Kasukabe City, Saitama Prefecture.

December 19, 2018 Released the 3rd major album ” Dear Darling ” from Nippon Columbia. Co-composed album ” Hare no Chi Hare ” was selected as the theme song for NTV news every. Jazz magazine JAZZ JAPAN AWARD 2018 Award for Production Planning .

April 4, 2019 Appeared on TV Asahi’s ” Jun Sanpo “.

August 2019 Participated in the 7th Seoul International Harmonica Festival as a judge and guest player.

August 12 Performed at the 51st Summer Jazz with Naoko Terai and Hiroko Moriguchi.

September 7 Appeared on TV Asahi’s ” Untitled Concert “.

November 27, 2019 Released the 4th major album ” Eternal Ensembles ” from Nippon Columbia.

April 21, 2021 Released the 5th major album ” Fantastic Films ” from Nippon Columbia.

Rei Yamashita Laelaps Artist

Artist's Words

“Laelaps harmonica is very comfortable to play and I like the warm tone. I have the feeling that I finally found the tone I have been looking for. Thanks to Laelaps.”