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Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: August 10, 1965

Akiko Pavolka is a Brooklyn-based musician, composer and educator who’s strikingly original music blends pop and jazz with the music and sensibilities of her native Japan. Akiko was born in Tokyo and grew up in Yokohama. Her newest recording, her fifth as a leader, is “Mahoroba” for the Fresh Sound New Talent label. It features her band House Of Illusion (Loren Stillman, Nate Radley, Matt Pavolka and Bill Campbell) and her long-time friend Argentinian composer Guillermo Klein performing a set of her brand-new compositions with Japanese lyrics. Pavolka moved to New York in 1995 after graduating Berklee College of Music in Boston and formed House Of Illusion shortly thereafter. She has been performing regularly ever since at venues such as Joe’s Pub, Cornelia Street Café, The 55 Bar, Shapeshifter Lab and Barbes. She has also toured in the United States, Japan, South America, and Europe, headlining at the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival in Argentina and Guimaraes Jazz Festival in Portugal among others. Most recently she traveled to Rome to perform with her frequent collaborator, saxophonist Matt Renzi....
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Featured recording “Mahoroba”

Mahoroba

Fresh Sound New Talent
2012
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    Mahoroba

    Fresh Sound New Talent
    2012
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    Trust Aqua

    Tone of a Pitch Music
    2009
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    Bridge

    NCM East
    2009
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    Begin Again

    Tone Of A Pitch Records
    2005
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    House of Illusion

    Self Produced
    1998
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