AKIKO TSURUGA

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Hailing from Osaka, Japan, the Hammond organist, Akiko Tsuruga has been a mainstay in the New York jazz scene since 2001. This talented young organist began playing the organ at the age of three and launched her career in jazz immediately after graduating from the Osaka College of Music. While living in Osaka, she had the opportunity to play with numerous world-renowned jazz musicians from the United States, such as Roy Hargrove, Jeff “Tain” Watts, and Grady Tate, to name just a few. Grady Tate, in particular, had the strongest influence on her decision to become a professional musician. Along with her teacher, Dr. Lonnie Smith Akiko considers him to be one of her greatest mentors, and perhaps the musician she admires the most. Grady performed on her Japanese debut album and also convinced her to move to the United States. After landing in the mecca of jazz, New York read more...
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Sweet and Funky (Japanese Version)Sweet and Funky (Japanese Version)
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So Cute, So BadSo Cute, So Bad
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SakuraSakura
CD Baby 2012
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St Louis BluesSt Louis Blues
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Peace of LovePeace of Love
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St Louis Blues by Akiko Tsuruga (2007-10-03)St Louis Blues by Akiko Tsuruga (2007-10-03)
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AKIKO TSURUGA Harlem Dreams album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Harlem Dreams
Soul Jazz 2004
AKIKO TSURUGA Sweet and Funky album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sweet and Funky
Soul Jazz 2006
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St. Louis Blues
Soul Jazz 2007
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NYC Serenade
Soul Jazz 2008
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Oriental Express
Soul Jazz 2009
AKIKO TSURUGA Sakura album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sakura
Soul Jazz 2012
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Commencement
Soul Jazz 2014
AKIKO TSURUGA So Cute, So Bad album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
So Cute, So Bad
Soul Jazz 2017
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Equal Time
Soul Jazz 2019

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AKIKO TSURUGA Akiko Tsuruga with Jeff Hamilton & Graham Dechter : So Cute, So Bad album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Akiko Tsuruga with Jeff Hamilton & Graham Dechter : So Cute, So Bad
Soul Jazz 2017

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