Toshiko Akiyoshi

Real Name:
秋吉敏子 or 穐吉敏子 (Akiyoshi Toshiko)
Profile:
Japanese-American jazz pianist, composer/arranger, and band leader. Born December 12, 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, Lew Tabackin.
Mother of Monday Michiru through an ex-marriage with saxophonist Charlie Mariano.
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Albums

Toshiko Akiyoshi - Toshiko's Piano album art Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko's Piano (Album) Norgran Records US 1954 Sell This Version
Toshiko Akiyoshi - Her Trio, Her Quartet album art Toshiko Akiyoshi Her Trio, Her Quartet (Album) Storyville (3) US 1956 Sell This Version
Toshiko Akiyoshi - Toshiko & Leon Sash At Newport album art Toshiko Akiyoshi & Leon Sash Toshiko Akiyoshi & Leon Sash - Toshiko & Leon Sash At Newport (Album) Verve Records, Verve Records UK 1958 Sell This Version
Toshiko Akiyoshi - The Country & Western Sound Of Jazz Pianos album art Steve Kuhn & Toshiko Akiyoshi Steve Kuhn & Toshiko Akiyoshi - The Country & Western Sound Of Jazz Pianos (Album) Dauntless US 1963 Sell This Version
Toshiko Akiyoshi - The Personal Aspect In Jazz album art Toshiko Akiyoshi The Personal Aspect In Jazz JVC Japan 1971 Sell This Version
Toshiko Akiyoshi - Toshiko Meets Her Old Pals album art Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Meets Her Old Pals (Album) King Records Japan 1974 Sell This Version
Toshiko Akiyoshi - The Many Sides Of Toshiko album art Toshiko Akiyoshi The Many Sides Of Toshiko (Album) Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records Japan 1975 Sell This Version
RCA-6270 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Solo Piano album art Toshiko Akiyoshi Solo Piano(LP, Album) RCA RCA-6270 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
Toshiko Akiyoshi - Toshiko And Modern Jazz album art Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko And Modern Jazz (Album) Columbia Japan 1977 Sell This Version
Toshiko Akiyoshi - Lullabies For You album art Toshiko Akiyoshi Lullabies For You (Album) Columbia Japan 1977 Sell This Version
RVL-5518 Toshiko Akiyoshi - East & West album art Charlie Mariano And Toshiko Akiyoshi Charlie Mariano And Toshiko Akiyoshi - East & West(LP, Album) RCA RVL-5518 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
YX-4056 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Long Yellow Road album art Toshiko Akiyoshi Long Yellow Road(LP) Tam YX-4056 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
Toshiko Akiyoshi - Finesse album art Toshiko Akiyoshi Finesse (Album) Concord Jazz US 1978 Sell This Version
IC 6066 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Notorious Tourist From The East album art Toshiko Akiyoshi Notorious Tourist From The East(LP, Album) Inner City Records IC 6066 US 1980 Sell This Version
Toshiko Akiyoshi - Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio album art Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio (Album) Eastworld Japan 1983 Sell This Version
MCJS-20400 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Sublime in Time album art University Of Texas Jazz Orchestra With Special Guest Toshiko Akiyoshi University Of Texas Jazz Orchestra With Special Guest Toshiko Akiyoshi - Sublime in Time(LP, Album) Mark Records MCJS-20400 US 1983 Sell This Version
Toshiko Akiyoshi - Interlude album art Toshiko Akiyoshi Interlude (Album) Concord Jazz US 1987 Sell This Version
Toshiko Akiyoshi - Remembering Bud: Cleopatra's Dream album art Toshiko Akiyoshi Remembering Bud: Cleopatra's Dream (Album) Ninety-One Japan 1990 Sell This Version
CRCJ-9115 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Dig album art Toshiko Akiyoshi Dig(CD, Album) Ninety-One CRCJ-9115 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
477800 2 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Desert Lady / Fantasy album art Toshiko Akiyoshi Desert Lady / Fantasy(CD, Album) Columbia 477800 2 Austria 1994 Sell This Version
CCD-4635 Toshiko Akiyoshi - At Maybeck album art Toshiko Akiyoshi At Maybeck(CD) Concord Jazz CCD-4635 US 1995 Sell This Version
TOCT-9361 Toshiko Akiyoshi - In Japan album art Toshiko Akiyoshi In Japan(CD, Album, RE) Express TOCT-9361 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
Toshiko Akiyoshi - With Brazilian Friends - "Yes, I Have No 4Beat Today" album art Toshiko Akiyoshi With Brazilian Friends - "Yes, I Have No 4Beat Today" (Album) Ninety-One Japan 1995 Sell This Version
CK 61386 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Piano Grand! A SMITHSONIAN Celebration album art Billy Joel, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Jerry Lee Lewis, Diana Krall, Cyrus Chestnut, Robert Levin, Eliane Elias, Katia & Marielle Labèque*, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Marcus Roberts, Dave Brubeck, Hyung-Ki Joo, Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra Billy Joel, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Jerry Lee Lewis, Diana Krall, Cyrus Chestnut, Robert Levin, Eliane Elias, Katia & Marielle Labèque*, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Marcus Roberts, Dave Brubeck, Hyung-Ki Joo, Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra - Piano Grand! A SMITHSONIAN Celebration(DVD-V, NTSC) Columbia CK 61386 US 2000 Sell This Version
CRCJ-9153 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Solo Live at The Kennedy Center album art Toshiko Akiyoshi Solo Live at The Kennedy Center(CD, Album) Ninety-One CRCJ-9153 Japan 2000 Sell This Version