Toshiko Akiyoshi

Toshiko Akiyoshi

Real Name:
秋吉敏子 or 穐吉敏子 (Akiyoshi Toshiko)
Japanese-American jazz pianist, composer/arranger, and bandleader.

Born: 12 December 1929 in Liaoyang, Manchuria (now part of China).

One of the most famous jazz musicians from Japan.
Among a very few successful female instrumentalists of her generation in jazz, she is also recognized as a major figure in jazz composition.

She has received 14 Grammy nominations, and she was the first woman to win the Best Arranger and Composer awards in Down Beat magazine's Readers Poll.

In 2007 she was named an NEA Jazz Master by the US National Endowment For The Arts.

Lives in New York City, with her husband.

Mother of Monday Michiru through an ex-marriage with saxophonist Charlie Mariano.
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Toshiko Akiyoshi Discography


Toshiko Akiyoshi The Many Sides Of (Album) Verve Records Japan 1957 Sell This Version
Toshiko Akiyoshi & Leon Sash Toshiko Akiyoshi & Leon Sash - Toshiko & Leon Sash At Newport (Album) Verve Records, Verve Records US 1958 Sell This Version
Steve Kuhn & Toshiko Akiyoshi Steve Kuhn & Toshiko Akiyoshi - The Country & Western Sound Of Jazz Pianos (Album) Dauntless US 1963 Sell This Version
CD4B-5007 Toshiko Akiyoshi The Personal Aspect In Jazz(LP, Quad) JVC CD4B-5007 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Meets Her Old Pals (Album) King Jazz Series Japan 1974 Sell This Version
SW-7056 Toshiko Akiyoshi Lullbies For You(LP, Album, RE) Columbia SW-7056 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
Toshiko Akiyoshi Finesse (Album) Concord Jazz US 1978 Sell This Version
MV 2579 Toshiko Akiyoshi Amazing Toshiko Akiyoshi(LP, Mono) Verve Records MV 2579 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
IC 6066 Toshiko Akiyoshi Notorious Tourist From The East(LP, Album) Inner City Records IC 6066 US 1980 Sell This Version
Toshiko Akiyoshi Interlude (Album) Concord Jazz US 1987 Sell This Version
477800 2 Toshiko Akiyoshi Desert Lady / Fantasy(CD, Album) Columbia 477800 2 Austria 1994 Sell This Version
CRCJ-9132 Toshiko Akiyoshi With Brazilian Friends - "Yes, I Have No 4Beat Today"(CD, Album) Ninety-One CRCJ-9132 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
TTOC-06 秋吉敏子* 渡米50周年日本公演(CD, Album) T-TOC Records TTOC-06 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
93.203 Toshiko Akiyoshi & SWR Big Band Toshiko Akiyoshi & SWR Big Band - Let Freedom Ring(2xCD + Box) Hänssler Classic 93.203 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
YZSO-10012 Toshiko Akiyoshi with Reiko Honshoh* Toshiko Akiyoshi with Reiko Honshoh* - Classic Encounters(CD, Album) Studio Songs (2) YZSO-10012 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
MPF 1029 Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko At Mocambo Vol.3(LP, Album, Mono) Polydor MPF 1029 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
PA-6134 Toshiko Akiyoshi Her Trio, Her Quartet(LP, Mono) Storyville Records, Trio Records PA-6134 Japan Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

12.593, GEP 12.593 Toshiko* Toshiko's Piano(7", EP) Barclay, Blue Star 12.593, GEP 12.593 France Unknown Sell This Version


Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko's Piano (Comp) Verve Records Japan 2000 Sell This Version
CDSOL-1121 Toshiko Akiyoshi Shibuya Jazz Classics - Monday Michiru Collection - Toshiko Akiyoshi Issue(CD, Comp) Solid Records (6) CDSOL-1121 Japan 2006 Sell This Version

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