Kaoru Ishibashi

Kishi Bashi is the pseudonym of Kaoru Ishibashi, an internationally acclaimed Japanese-American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Having graduated from the Berklee College of Music with a degree in film scoring, Kishi Bashi has been rapidly bridging the gap between pop music and orchestral music. A virtuoso improvising violinist, he has toured with and collaborated with Regina Spektor, indie bands of Montreal, and has appeared on most late-night TV shows (including SNL, David Letterman, Conan and Jimmy Fallon). His original music has been featured on major commercial TV campaigns and films (Microsoft, Samsung, American Express, Target, Apple). In 2012, NPR Music named Kishi Bashi "Best New Artist.” Bashi co-directed Omoiyari: A Song Film by Kishi Bashi (Mountainfilm 2022) which won a Mountainfilm 2019 Commitment Grant.