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TV Appearance

WOWOW wave2 “Akiko Grace Jazz Street”*

*TV & radio program, "Akiko Grace’s Jazz Street," in which to introduce various young artists.

TV TOKYO “Night and Day”

BS FUJI “RELAX ONGAKUKAN”

TORAY “SILK” (CM)

NHK FUKUOKA “ICHIBAN-BOSHI”

NHK “YUGATA CHANCE”, NHK NAGOYA “SARA-SARA”

NHK BS Hi “SAKURA DAIHYAKKA”

TV SAITAMA “HIRU-TAMA”

TV ASAHI “WIDE SCRUMBLE”

BS ASAHI “MUSIC SOUL”

CM "EXCELCO DIAMOND"(compose&arrange)

 etc.

AWARDS

 

"Best Gold Disc of the Month" of Swing Journal Magazine*, January 2002 for the first album "From New York"

 

"Best Gold Disc of the Month" of Swing Journal Magazine, November 2002 for the second album "Manhattan Story"

 

"New Star of The Year" of Swing Journal Jazz Disc Award 2002 for the second album "Manhattan Story"

 

"Best Popular Concert Performance of Domestic Artist of The Year" of Music Pen Club Award 2002, for the November 23, 2002 concert joined by bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Jorge Rossi.

(Paul McCartney received “Best Popular Concert Performance of Foreign Artist of the Year” 2002 for his concert in Japan given after 10 years' interval) The winners of this award are selected by poll of 200 music critics and writers

 

“Outstanding Record of the Year" of National Arts Festival 2003 for the third album "New York Style"

The National Arts Festival, which is organized and sponsored by the Agency of Cultural Affairs, is the most reputable award in Japan for fine arts, music, performing arts, and drama.

 

"Japan Jazz Grand Prize" of Swing Journal Jazz Disc Award 2003 for the third album "New York Style"

 

"Best Gold Disc of the Month" of Swing Journal Magazine, December 2004 for the 5th album "From Oslo"

 

*Swing Journal was one of the most authoritative jazz magazines in Japan

 

 

AKIKO GRACE CONCERT/ FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES 

*All concerts performed by Akiko Grace Trio unless otherwise noted

2002-present

Sumida Triphony Hall (with Eddie Gomez(b), Kurt Rosenwinkel(g)

Tokyo TUC “John Coltrane 75th after birth anniversary event”

     (with George Garzone(ts), Abraham Burton(as)

Blue Note New York 9.11 “~for the support of NYC” charity event*

                *with vocalist Helen Merrill among others. to extend a helping hand to NYC.

“Shonan Jazz Festival” at Fujisawa Cultural Hall

Tokyo Yumeria concert Hall

STB139 Sweet Basil

Motion Blue Yokohama

“Nango Summer Jazz Festival”

“Mt. Fuji Jazz Festival”

Harajuku Quest Hall

Fukuoka Blue Note

Osaka Blue Note

Dai-ichi Seimei Hall Special Concert (with Gary Peacock(b), Jorge Rossi(ds))

Tokyo FM Hall

“JAZZ DAY” Hibiya Kokaido Hall

“TETSUJIN Jazz Festival” at Wakamatsu Citizen Hall

Karuizawa Wakita Museum Concert

Houya Komorebi Hall

Tamagawa Arena Hall

Chigasaki Cultural Hall

Nerima Cultural Hall

Nagaizumi Verte Foret Concert Hall

Fukusaki Erde hall

Shibuya Hakuju Hall

Nagoya Blue Note

Yaozu Cultural Center Hall

Takasaki City Core Hall

Isesaki Cultural Hall

Morioka Kyara Hall

"Kucchan Jazz Festival” in Hokkaido

“Audi Music Meets Art Festival” at Hakone Open Air Museum

Oji Hall ~summer jazz concert

 “TETSUJIN Jazz Festival 8“ at Wakamatsu Citizen Hall

“Kitakyushu International Music Festival“ (Masataka Hirano Trio)

Shizuoka Granship Hall

Verde Hall in Hyogo

Kagoshima Cultural Hall

“HYOKEIKAN Concert” at Tokyo National Museum

 USA, San Francisco, “Yoshi’s” (with Akira Tana (ds))

“Ginza International Jazz Festival” in Tokyo

USA, New York, Jazz at Lincoln Center “Dizzy’s”

Maihama Iksperi

CANADA, Toronto, “Japan-Canada Jazz Exchange Festival”

Nagasaki NBC Video Hall

Fukuoka Ims Hall

Japan Showa Music Village Cancert Hall

Kiryu City Performing Arts Center

Tiara Koutou Hall “with Amadeus Orchestra”

“Shonan Jazz Festival” at Chigasaki Cultural Hall

Atsugi Cultural Hall (Masataka Hirano Trio)

Tokyo FM Hall

“Matsue International Jazz Festival” at Matsue Castle

“Yokohama Jazz Festival”

Chofu Green Hall (Pianocube Concert)

“Ogaki Music Festival” (Masataka Hirano Trio)

“KATSURAZA Festival” at Shuzenji Temple

Saitama Modern Museum “Arts and Crafts”

“TETSUJIN Jazz Festival 12” at Wakamatsu Citizen Hall

“Okayama International Music Festival” at Okayama Castle

“Baccarat Eternal Lights Event” at Ebisu Garden Place

Koriyama city museum “Art and Music, noble conversation”

Minami Osawa Cultural Hall

Itami Concert Hall (Pianocube concert)

Osaka Koo’on Hall

Nagoya Yamaha Hall

Hamamatsu Kajimachi Yamaha Hall

Fukuoka Airefu Hall

Hamarikyu Asahi Hall (with Ballet Dancer Kazuhiro Nishijima)

Chigasaki Husky’s Gellery (with special guest Jeremy Steig(fl))

“Audi Music Meets Art Festival” at Hakone Open Air Museum

“Kanazawa Jazz Festival” at kanazawa Cultural Hall

Kyoto Hotel Okura Garden Concert "Stuki-wo-hiku" (piano solo)

Ginza Yamaha Hall

etc.

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