Kayo Yoshida (Japan) and Gerd Beyens (Belgium) are both lecturers at the Edna Manley College in Kingston. The duo plays a variety of music: Jazz standards, originals, contemporary jazz and arrangements of pop music and Japanese folk songs.
Gerd Beyens is composer and chromatic harmonica player from Belgium. He studied Composition at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, Belgium. He has worked with many Jazz ensembles, big bands, salsa bands and classical string quartets in Europe.
He currently is a lecturer at the Edna Manley College for Performing and Visual Arts in Kingston, Jamaica where he teaches Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Theory and Jazz Arranging.
Kayo Yoshida is a Japanese pianist that has played in Japan and the USA. After having studied classical music in Japan, she studied Jazz Piano at the Berklee College in Boston, USA.
She currently is a lecturer at the Edna Manley College for Performing and Visual Arts in Kingston where she teaches Piano and Jazz Improvisation.