saturday, december 27, 2014 6:00pm
6-8pm: Asako Takasaki - Jazz
In NY, Asako befriended and studied with Beverley Smith, James Smith, and Bettina Sheppard.
Asako joined a jam session at St. Nicks Pub in Harlem and kept on joining sessions at the mass of famous jazz clubs such as Lenox Lounge, Showmans, Robins Nest, American Legion, Niagara, Cleopatra Needls, Smalls, Fat Cat, Garage, Pumpkins, and Nuyorican Poets Cafe.
She also took part in the recording of James Smith,(who is a keyboard player of STAFF), when he made his private CD.
A contestant on the Amateur Night at Apollo Theatre in Harlem.
In 2002, Asako completed her first original songs album AKO.
In 2006, she made a jazz album MOON RIVER with Nobuki Takamen as a guitarist and a arranger.
Kyoko Oyobe as a pianist and Hidehiko Tanaka as a bassist.
Asako expands the range of activities, so she works not only as a jazz singer but also as a collaborator with musical companies or dancers.