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Media and Awards

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SkyBridge got selected for the contest: 3rd Annual Songs for Social Change Songwriting Competition

by Renaissance Artists and Writers Association

SkyBridge スカイブリッジがやって来る!!

by Osaka School of Music August 1, 2018

OSMヴォーカル コースの卒業生, 遠山歌子さんがスカイブリッジSkyBridge(バークリー音楽大学卒業生たちによる、多国籍なミュージシャンの集まりと彼らの持つメッセージ)を連れて、8月9日(木曜日)午後1時~予定では3時過ぎまで、第3校舎の4階 EN431でワークショップを行います。ワークショップの内容は、作詞、作曲、編曲などについてレクチャーしていただいた後、”海外で学び、海外で活動する”ことについてなど、様々な質問を投げかけてみます。後半ではスカイブリッジのレパートリーを一緒に練習したり、発表したり、アクティヴなワークショップになる予定です。

Bronze Award at the Music City SongStar Contest
Fall 2017 songwriting competition

No Rain No Rainbow received a bronze award at the Music City SongStar Contest.

The Women Musicians Network
by Color Magazine November 6, 2017

This year’s lineup includes the Pletenitsa Balkan Choir, Dominique Jones, Claudia Medina’s Peruvian Jazz Project, and guest alumna Utako Toyama with Skybridge. 

Music that Moves You

by moderate Kenyan June 12, 2017

And finally from the Berklee crowd was Sky Bridge band with Japanese vocalist and composer Utako Toyama backed by two other ladies of colour. Their song ‘We declare peace’ was about global unity and they also got the audience quite engaged.

Jazz and Jam featured on AHA night
By National Park Service August 3, 2017

SkyBridge is a band of accomplished vocalists, pianists, guitarists, and bassists. They come from many different countries, including the United States, India, France, Ireland, Kenya, and Japan. With influences ranging from pop, R & B, reggae, jazz, soul, and funk, their musical style is truly global. Through the exchange of culture, language, and ideas, SkyBridge creates music with messages of warmth and great purpose for the global community.

Next Four Years Conference
by Massachusetts Peace Action December 6, 2016

SkyBridge, a diverse band and project that has an eclectic, global music style reflecting our collective concerns for social justice, diversity, equality and world peace, opened the sessions. Their slogan is “We look different, we ALL smile the same.”  View video of their performances!

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by The Wheel  June 23rd, 2015

SkyBridge is a multi-cultural music group that originated at the Berklee College of Music in 2013. Their motto, “We look so different, we all smile the same,” is backed by a diverse membership, which includes over 50 individuals from countries spanning the globe. While their origins vary widely, the musicians of SkyBridge are connected by a love of music and the desire to build a more peaceful, equal, and friendly planet.

SkyBridge’s sound is, simply put, worldly. Because of their inclusive mission, SkyBridge attracts members with unique and diverse musical backgrounds....

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by Boston Music Coalition  June 5th, 2015

NEXT WEEK, Saturday, June 13, 2015 — LGBTQ Flash Mob with The Skybridge!!! 

“We look so different, but we all smile the same. The SkyBridge is a band that promotes diversity and equality.  The band  members come from all over the world,  and our mission is to connect people beyond any borders by creating personal experiences with each other.”

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The Alumni who keep challenging in Boston bravely

by Jikei Group  May 26th, 2015

The Alumni who keep challenging in Boston bravely <Picture with President Ukifune, the president of Jikei Group>


Which institution comes to mind when you’re asked to think of a famous music college in the US? You probably would think The Juilliard School in NY or Berklee College of Music in Boston.

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