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Tomoko Ozawa

Pianist and composer Tomoko Ozawa is a fresh voice from Japan, raised in international settings. A graduate of Berklee College of Music and Longy School of Music, her music crosses genre borders, combining lyricism with European contemporary classical music and rhythmic elements of Jazz. Her debut album “Gentian” accentuates the insightful words of EmilyDickinson with instrumental compositions and playful improvisation, and was produced by her mentor, pianist and composer Vadim Neselovskyi. She was invited to be a guest artist at the annual conference of the Emily Dickinson International Society, and her music has been played on radio and podcasts in the US, UK and the Netherlands.

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”I could hardly describe what I was hearing. […] I rarely heard something so original and brilliant. The beauty of the melodies, the modest way of using the instruments make the compositions so strong. This music makes me feel weightless and dreamy. The music lifts me, brings me to another place, and puts me gently down again. […] Tomoko Ozawa isn’t just a musician or composer. She is extremely authentic and creatively talented. I’m astonished by there creative gift to compose music out of experiences and lyrics, in a way no one does. And what I hear is a pure musicality from the heart that is real without hidden purposes.” - Virginia Music - Jazz Radio Station (Netherlands)

“Tomoko Ozawa is a fresh voice from Japan, whose music combines lyricism with European contemporary classical music and rhythmic elements of Jazz.” - Alain Mallet

“It has everything in it - jazz sensibility, elements of romanticism, impressionism, new classical music, warmth and intimacy of a true singer-songwriter

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