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Born in Tokyo, Akiko started playing piano at age of 4. |She started to listen to Rock and Punk music when she was a junior high school student, and then began to take her interest in various kinds of music, including 70’s Disco Music, 60’s Oldies and 50’s Rock and Country & Western. Above all those music, she was especially inspired by old black music like Jump & Jive and Doo Wop. |At age of 18, she happened to listen to Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald, and met Jazz. Afterwards she started to sing as a pro at Jazz Club in Tokyo when she was a university student.
In 2001, Akiko signed with Universal Jazz. |After she had gained highest praises at International Jazz Meeting in New York, |she recorded her debut album in Paris. Legendary French Producer, Henri Renaud, produced this album. Her debut album “Girl Talk” was selected as Swing Journal’s Gold Disc (Seal of Approval) and ranked at 1 of Jazz Chart in Original Confidence (Japanese Bill Board). Right after the debut, akiko made success with her debut concerts in 4 major cities (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka). And in October, she performed at Blue Note Tokyo with her trio. As the result of these aggressive activities, she won New Star Award of 2001, Swing Journal Jazz Disc Awa...
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Top 10 Akiko Songs
I Miss You
Mood Indigo
Old Devil Moon
Around The World
So Tired
Fly Me To The Moon
Far Beyond
Mood Swings
Waters Of March
Good Morning Heartache
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Top 10 Akiko Albums
Girl Talk
Mood Swings
A White Album
Waters of March
Akiko's Holiday
Hip Pop Bop
Simply Blue
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