Toshiko Akiyoshi

Bürgerl. Name:
秋吉敏子 or 穐吉敏子 (Akiyoshi Toshiko)
Profil:
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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Toshiko Akiyoshi - Toshiko's Piano Cover-Design Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko's Piano (Album) Norgran Records US 1954 Diese Version verkaufen
Toshiko Akiyoshi - Her Trio, Her Quartet Cover-Design Toshiko Akiyoshi Her Trio, Her Quartet (Album) Storyville (3) US 1956 Diese Version verkaufen
Toshiko Akiyoshi - Toshiko & Leon Sash At Newport Cover-Design Toshiko Akiyoshi & Leon Sash Toshiko Akiyoshi & Leon Sash - Toshiko & Leon Sash At Newport (Album) Verve Records, Verve Records UK 1958 Diese Version verkaufen
Toshiko Akiyoshi - The Country & Western Sound Of Jazz Pianos Cover-Design Steve Kuhn & Toshiko Akiyoshi Steve Kuhn & Toshiko Akiyoshi - The Country & Western Sound Of Jazz Pianos (Album) Dauntless US 1963 Diese Version verkaufen
Toshiko Akiyoshi - The Personal Aspect In Jazz Cover-Design Toshiko Akiyoshi The Personal Aspect In Jazz JVC Japan 1971 Diese Version verkaufen
Toshiko Akiyoshi - Toshiko Meets Her Old Pals Cover-Design Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Meets Her Old Pals (Album) King Records Japan 1974 Diese Version verkaufen
Toshiko Akiyoshi - Solo Piano Cover-Design Toshiko Akiyoshi Solo Piano (Album) RCA Japan 1975 Diese Version verkaufen
Toshiko Akiyoshi - The Many Sides Of Toshiko Cover-Design Toshiko Akiyoshi The Many Sides Of Toshiko (Album) Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records Japan 1975 Diese Version verkaufen
Toshiko Akiyoshi - Toshiko And Modern Jazz Cover-Design Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko And Modern Jazz (Album) Columbia Japan 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
Toshiko Akiyoshi - Lullabies For You Cover-Design Toshiko Akiyoshi Lullabies For You (Album) Columbia Japan 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
Toshiko Akiyoshi - East & West Cover-Design Charlie Mariano And Toshiko Akiyoshi Charlie Mariano And Toshiko Akiyoshi - East & West (Album) RCA Japan 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
YX-4056 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Long Yellow Road Cover-Design Toshiko Akiyoshi Long Yellow Road(LP) Tam YX-4056 Japan 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
Toshiko Akiyoshi - Finesse Cover-Design Toshiko Akiyoshi Finesse (Album) Concord Jazz US 1978 Diese Version verkaufen
IC 6066 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Notorious Tourist From The East Cover-Design Toshiko Akiyoshi Notorious Tourist From The East(LP, Album) Inner City Records IC 6066 US 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
Toshiko Akiyoshi - Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio Cover-Design Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio (Album) Eastworld Japan 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
MCJS-20400 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Sublime in Time Cover-Design 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 Diese Version verkaufen
660.56.001 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Wishing Peace Cover-Design Toshiko Akiyoshi Wishing Peace(CD) Ken Music 660.56.001 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
Toshiko Akiyoshi - Interlude Cover-Design Toshiko Akiyoshi Interlude (Album) Concord Jazz US 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
Toshiko Akiyoshi - Remembering Bud: Cleopatra's Dream Cover-Design Toshiko Akiyoshi Remembering Bud: Cleopatra's Dream (Album) Ninety-One Japan 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
CRCJ-9115 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Dig Cover-Design Toshiko Akiyoshi Dig(CD, Album) Ninety-One CRCJ-9115 Japan 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
477800 2 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Desert Lady / Fantasy Cover-Design Toshiko Akiyoshi Desert Lady / Fantasy(CD, Album) Columbia 477800 2 Austria 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
CCD-4635 Toshiko Akiyoshi - At Maybeck Cover-Design Toshiko Akiyoshi At Maybeck(CD) Concord Jazz CCD-4635 US 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
TOCT-9361 Toshiko Akiyoshi - In Japan Cover-Design Toshiko Akiyoshi In Japan(CD, Album, RE) Express TOCT-9361 Japan 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
Toshiko Akiyoshi - With Brazilian Friends - "Yes, I Have No 4Beat Today" Cover-Design Toshiko Akiyoshi With Brazilian Friends - "Yes, I Have No 4Beat Today" (Album) Ninety-One Japan 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
CK 61386 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Piano Grand! A SMITHSONIAN Celebration Cover-Design 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 Diese Version verkaufen