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TAEKO

Japanese native, TAEKO moved to New York City from Shiga, Japan in the late 90’s and quickly garnered the nickname “Songbird” from the NYC Jazz elite. With a stunning four octave range, she sings with “deep soulfulness reminiscent of Anita Baker with sophisticated scatting a la Ella” as Jazz critics describe. With a never ending stream of musical ideas and a fluid delivery that shows years of dedication in studying her craft, little is left to doubt how TAEKO has built a dedicated fan base in both the U.S. and overseas. Growing up in Japan, she was inspired early on by the traditional Japanese music her father and grandfather sang, and has been singing as long as she can remember

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Article: Album Review

Taeko: Contemplation

Read "Contemplation" reviewed by Edward Blanco


It is well known that American jazz is very popular in Japan, which explains why so many Japanese musicians move to the United States to develop their jazz pedigree further. New York is a favorite place to chase one's passion for jazz as singer Taeko Fukao did, moving over in the early 90's. She now presents ...

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Contemplation

Label: Flat Nine Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Ugetsu: Fantasy; Left Alone; Contemplation; Gracious; Hamabe-No-Uta; The Song Is You; Betcha By Golly, Wow; Waltz For Debby; The Sun Died; High Wire; I Remember Clifford.

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News: Performance / Tour

Internationally-Acclaimed Songstress TAEKO New Album Contemplation Release Show: October 10th At Birdland!

Internationally-Acclaimed Songstress TAEKO New Album Contemplation Release Show: October 10th At Birdland!

Contemplation Album Release Show October 10th at 5:30pm Birdland Jazz Club 315 West 44th St New York, NY 10036 212-581-3080 Personnel: TAEKO: Vocals Theo Hill: Piano François Moutin: Bass Victor Jones: Drums Guest: Sumie Kaneko: Koto ...

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News: Recording

TAEKO - Internationally Acclaimed Vocalist Explores From McCoy Tyner To Doug Carn With Contemplation! Birdland Jazz Club October 10th!

TAEKO - Internationally Acclaimed Vocalist Explores From McCoy Tyner To Doug Carn With Contemplation! Birdland Jazz Club October 10th!

Takeko Contemplation Her 4th Release in the U.S. Taeko: Vocals Theo Hill: Piano François Moutin: Bass Victor Jones: Drums Guest: Sumie Kaneko: Koto Internationally-acclaimed jazz songstress from Japan, Takeko releases her 4th album in the U.S. as a leader on October 10, 2019 entitled Contemplation (Flat Nine Records). In Taeko's own ...

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One Love

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2008
Track listing: One Love-Opening; It Could Happen To You; Dindi; Would You Believe; I've Never Been In Love Before; Hoshi-no Love Letter; I Hear A Rhapsody; Trav'lin' Light; People Make the World Go Round, Little B's Poem; One Love.

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Article: Album Review

Taeko: One Love

Read "One Love" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone


Say what you will, jazz vocalist Taeko (Fukao)'s One Love is bright and breezy. With a slight trace of accented English, she navigates through eleven mostly mid and up-tempo tunes. Born in Kyoto, Japan, Taeko moved to New York in 1998 to begin her musical experiences by studying with jazz/gospel vocalist Juanita ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Songbird Taeko @ Chanto, Thurs Jan 24 and More!

Songbird Taeko @ Chanto, Thurs Jan 24 and More!

1/24 (Thu) 8:00pm - 11:00pm CHANTO New York (West Village, NYC) The most beautiful Japanese restaurant/lounge in West Village Address: 133 7th Avenue South, New York 10014 (1 block North of Christopher Street Station on # 1 Train) Phone: 212-463-8686 Taeko (Vocal) Kevin McNeal (Guitar) Bob Bowen (Bass) (Every Friday) 8:00pm - ...


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