AKIKO

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How Akiko has blended punk, club and blues over the last decade to create a jazz style that is fun, free and has pulled club and mainstream jazz styles together.

When Akiko Ishii first debuted in the jazz scene 10 years ago at the age of 24, with braided hair, an R&B style and a punk/rock tempo, the industry was skeptical.

“Jazz in Japan at that time was a lot more rigid. You were not considered to be a jazz singer unless you fit a certain style or category, such as swing or classical, and your image had to be sophisticated,” says Akiko.

Now she is celebrating a decade as a trailblazing jazz singer in Japan with a compilation album called “Akiko”.

She was born in Saitama to a family who didn’t have any musical background. “My family just watched a lot of TV,” says Akiko. But when she discovered a piano at kindergarten
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AKIKO Girl Talk album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Girl Talk
Vocal Jazz 2001
AKIKO Hip Hop Bop album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hip Hop Bop
Vocal Jazz 2002
AKIKO Mood Swings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mood Swings
Vocal Jazz 2003
AKIKO Mood Indigo = ムード・インディゴ album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mood Indigo = ムード・インディゴ
Vocal Jazz 2004
AKIKO Vida album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Vida
Bossa Nova 2007
AKIKO What's Jazz?: Style album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
What's Jazz?: Style
Vocal Jazz 2008
AKIKO What's Jazz? : Spirit album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
What's Jazz? : Spirit
Vocal Jazz 2008
AKIKO Hit Parade - Londonnite album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hit Parade - Londonnite
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2009
AKIKO Words album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Words
Vocal Jazz 2009
AKIKO Across The Universe album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Across The Universe
Vocal Jazz 2011
AKIKO Dark Eyes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dark Eyes
Vocal Jazz 2012
AKIKO Jazz Me NY album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Me NY
Vocal Jazz 2014
AKIKO Commencement album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Commencement
Soul Jazz 2014
AKIKO Rockin’ Jivin’ Swingin’ album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rockin’ Jivin’ Swingin’
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2015
AKIKO Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2017
AKIKO akiko x Masaki Hayashi : Spectrum album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
akiko x Masaki Hayashi : Spectrum
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2019

AKIKO EPs & splits

AKIKO Upstream album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Upstream
Vocal Jazz 2001
AKIKO Little Miss Jazz and Jive Goes Around the World album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Little Miss Jazz and Jive Goes Around the World
Vocal Jazz 2005

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AKIKO Simply Blue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Simply Blue
Vocal Jazz 2005
AKIKO Collage Tour at Osaka Blue Note album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Collage Tour at Osaka Blue Note
Vocal Jazz 2009

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AKIKO A White Album album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A White Album
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2007

AKIKO re-issues & compilations

AKIKO Collage = コラージュ -ベスト・セレクション album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Collage = コラージュ -ベスト・セレクション
Vocal Jazz 2006
AKIKO Greatest Hits album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Greatest Hits
Vocal Jazz 2011
AKIKO Elemental Harmony album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Elemental Harmony
Vocal Jazz 2016

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