Born: June 15
Recognized as one of the most individual and creative jazz vocalists in today's Japan jazz circuit. Acclaimed by critics, musicians and audiences as one of the most powerful and talented artists, she has definitely notched a place for herself in Japan's exclusive music world, and is now gaining note abroad. She has ten albums released with most recordings done in US, Canada and Brazil.
Her highly personal and expressive vocal style incorporates the breadth of her musical interests, from straight-ahead soulful ballads to hard-swinging grooves and improvisational adventures. Her approach is fresh and invigorating, paying tribute to the jazz tradition while interacting and exploring, always seeking to express herself in the moment....
AwardsSwing Journal Jazz Disc Awards 2006 Best Vocal Swing Journal Gold Disk- Nica's Dream Swing Journal Jazz Disc Awards 2004 Best Vocal Swing Journal Gold Disk - Non-Stop to Brazil (2004 DDCJ-1002/CTmusic)
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