Toshiko Akiyoshi

Toshiko Akiyoshi

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 ...more

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