Akiko  performs Wednesday March 14 at the Hyatt New Brunswick

 NBJP: Other than the instrument you play (organ), what’s your favorite instrument to listen to?

AT: Everything

NBJP: What’s the worst job you ever had?

AT: Nothing

NBJP:   If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be?

AT:I love the United States and Japan so I’ve never thought about living in another country.

NBJP:  Who’s your favorite non-jazz composer?

AT: Burt Bacharach & Bach, 

NBJP: What’s the last book you read?

AT: Japanese comic

NBJP: What’s your favorite (“G” rated!) guilty pleasure?

AT:_________________________ (no answer!) Maybe she doesn’t have one???!

NBJP:  What musician do you believe has influenced you the most?

AT: Dr. Lonnie Smith

PLUS ONE: When did you know? (That you wanted to be a jazz musician)

When I was 22 years old.


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