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.
CENTERFOLD January-February 2008:
CHARITO: THE ARTIST
by Christopher Santos
There is a fundamental distinction between a singer/performer and an artist. And then there are certain
dues to be paid in order to be welcomed in the league of the internationally acclaimed. Seldom would
one rise above the challenges to be successful in the field of music, and only those that have passion
and discipline for their craft can command a well-deserved and sustained respect. A true artist is
measured not by a mere celebrity status but with the quality of her work, the timeless effect of her
music, the recognition of other established musicians, and the tireless support of a following
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