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Tokyo born Akiko (Japanese: あきこ) started playing piano at age of 4. She started to listen to rock / punk music, when she was a junior high school student, & then began to take her interest in various kinds of music, including 70s disco music, 60s oldies, 50s rock + country and western. Above all those music, she was especially inspired by old black music like jive, jump blues & doo wop. At age of 18, she happened to listen to Sarah Vaughan & Ella Fitzgerald - thus, discovering jazz. Afterward, she started to sing as a professional at Jazz Club in Tokyo, when she was a university student.


Top Songs

Total plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
  1. Waters Of March  -  9,980 plays
    A couple seasons passed me by since you made me feel so real
    That feeling I remember It was as good as can be
    I haven`t seen you for a while I wonder if you are well
    What`s going on in your mind? I really would like to see
    I try to think but it won`t do It`s taking time to get near
    I Miss You  -  15,990 plays
  3. Old Devil Moon  -  10,305 plays
  4. Around The World  -  8,955 plays
  5. So Tired  -  7,336 plays
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