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Present News : Updated on 5th November 2019

 

October 2019

Thanks to Birdland Jazz Club NYC
and Please join me for my Birthday Show

It was a memorable evening @ Birdland Jazz Club NYC on Sept 19th! Thank you very much for your warmest support! I had a wonderful time with my AMAZING band!! It's great sharing music from the heart because it always reaches out to the true heart of the listener.. Now I’ll have my birthday shows in Tokyo on Oct 25th & in Sapporo on 30th. My mentors, Marion Cowings (V) and Bob Henschen (P) will come and join me. I’m looking forward to telling more true stories from my favorite beautiful songs!
Much LOVE, Emi Takada

August 2019

My First Appearance @ Birdland Jazz Club NYC
on September 19th!

As I announced, I'll make my first appearance at Birdland Jazz Club NYC on September 19th, with the amazing musicians, Paul Meyers (Gt), Joe Davidian (P), Noriko Ueda (B), Dwayne 'Cook' Broadnax (Ds) and Marion Cowings (V & Perc)!!  I’m very happy and honored to perform there!
Please come to hear some great music.  For my friends all over the world, it’s a good time for a NYC vacation and to join me at Birdland.
I'm looking forward to seeing you all!.
Much LOVE, Emi     

May 2019

The Heisei era will come to an end

The new “REIWA” era has just begun on May 1st, 2019.
I’m so grateful for welcoming the new era with my elderly parents in my hometown, Sapporo.
My resolution is the same as 30 years ago (when SHOWA turned into HEISEI) and to cherish something eternal even if time goes by. Now as a singer, I’d like to keep telling true stories and singing my heart out through my music.
GREAT NEWS!!! My first appearance at Birdland Jazz Club NYC on September 19th. I’m so excited about it! Please mark your calendar and come to cheer me up! Thank you very much for your support as always.
Much LOVE, Emi

April 2019

The Heisei era will come to an end

In Japan, the Heisei era will come to an end on April 30. During the Heisei period (30 years), I spent most of time living outside of Japan. Wherever I live, I meet good people and so I believe that all human beings are the same. Why I’m singing jazz in English even though I’m a Japanese woman? Because I get such deep feelings when I sing songs from Great American Songbook..

On April 12 show in Houston, I wore KIMONO and sing “SUKIYAKI SONG” along with audience. I handed them the lyrics and my own translation in advance. We were the one! We were all smiles!!
I’ll keep singing my heart out and telling my stories now and forever. Thank you so much!
LOVE, Emi

February 2019

February has started in Jakarta!!

I joined a Fundraising concert of Daya Indonesia Performing Arts Academy where Nial Djuliarso (my music partner in Jakarta) teaches jazz piano and next day performed as a guest artist with Nial’s quartet at Amigos in Kemang. The band was great with young positive energy! I was so grateful for being able to share MUSIC which is universal language! During staying there, I got a sad news. Mr. Kiyoshi Koyama, a jazz journalist, passed away.. He played a song from my new album on NHK-FM “Jazz Tonight” and came to see me at my CD release live show with his wife. I was so delighted.. May he Rest In Peace..
Emi Takada

 

January 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019 !

Thank you very much to everyone for your warmest support in 2018. Wherever I go as a singer, I’m able to connect with people easily because MUSIC is universal language. I’m so grateful! I’ll keep making music this year and look forward to seeing you somewhere.
Life may not always be easy in this world, but it’s always worth living.. Let’s go forward together!
Wishing you a healthy, peaceful and joyful 2019!

Much LOVE,  Emi Takada

December 2018

Thank you all for your warmest support in2018 !

I can't believe it's almost the end of the year. Time flies so fast..
I started 2018 with recording in NYC and worked so much for creating my new album. After releasing it in Japan on May 23rd, I tried to promote CD advertising on the magazines and the radio shows. My CD ranked 19th on Amazon.co.jp (9/22) and picked as Amazon's choice! I toured in Japan and returned to Houston for the release show. And I just finished the first show in Jakarta (Indonesia) on December 5th and had a great success with so many audience! Words cannot express my feelings, nor my thanks for all of your warm support!  

Emi Takada

November 2018 Updated

MY FIRST APPEARANCE IN JAKARTA
@ MOTION BLUE JAKARTA IN INDONESIA
ON DECEMBER 5TH, 2018 !

I'm so thrilled to perform at Motion Blue Jakarta with phenomenal musicians, Nial Djuliarso (P) and Jeffrey Tahalele (B) on December 5th!
Motion Blue Jakarta is a beautiful live music restaurant that offers luxurious yet relaxing atmosphere, partnered with Blue Note Tokyo and situated on the third floor of Fairmont Jakarta. This is my first appearance in Jakarta and I'm so looking forward to meeting new friends there and sharing my love of music.  Please join us for a special evening with beautiful Jazz and Brazilian music!  

Emi Takada

September 2018 Updated

NEW ALBUM "WHY DID I CHOOSE YOU?"

RELEASE SHOW IN HOUSTON

ON OCTOBER 28TH, 2018! !

I released my new album "Why Did I Choose you?" on May 23rd, 2018 and just finished CD release Japan tour. I received a great acclaim from various quarters, appeared on the radio shows and my CD was favorably reviewed. Now I'm so happy to announce that I'm going to have my birthday and CD release show in Houston on October 28th, performing with my first CD recording band, Bob Henschen(P), Aric Nitzberg(B) and Tim Solook(Ds) @ Ovations! I'm so looking forward to sharing beautiful music and love with all my old friends!.   

Emi Takada

May 2018 Updated

NEW ALBUM “WHY DID I CHOOSE YOU”
WAS RELEASED on May 23rd 2018 !

I  had a recording session in NYC in Janurary 2018 with great musicians, Michael Kanan (P), Neal Miner (B), Dwayne ‘Cook’ Broadnax (Ds), Satoshi Inoue (G) and Special Guest Vocalist, my mentor, Marion Cowings!
This album includes the songs to dedicate to Jon Hendricks (jazz singer, my mentor’s mentor. He has just passed away Nov. 22nd 2017) and to Michael Leonard (composer of  “I’m All Smiles”, my previous album title song).  I’ll make this 2nd album to show my appreciation and to express gratitude to life.  It’s going to be awesome!  I’m looking forward to sharing it with all of you.    Emi Takada

January 2018 updated

NEW ALBUM “WHY DID I CHOOSE YOU”
WILL BE RELEASED on May 23rd 2018 !

I  had a recording session in NYC in Janurary 2018 with great musicians, Michael Kanan (P), Neal Miner (B), Dwayne ‘Cook’ Broadnax (Ds), Satoshi Inoue (G) and Special Guest Vocalist, my mentor, Marion Cowings!
This album includes the songs to dedicate to Jon Hendricks (jazz singer, my mentor’s mentor. He has just passed away Nov. 22nd 2017) and to Michael Leonard (composer of  “I’m All Smiles”, my previous album title song).  I’ll make this 2nd album to show my appreciation and to express gratitude to life.  It’s going to be awesome!  I’m looking forward to sharing it with all of you.    Emi Takada 

November 2015 updated

RIP, Mickey.

Emi's message :

I’m very sad to announce that the great composer, Michael Leonard, died on Oct 31st 2015. He was always funny and witty. His beautiful music will be alive forever and I’ll sing one of his masterpiece “I’m All Smiles” for all my life from my true heart. RIP, Mickey... Thank you for everything...

November 2014 updated

New Album Has been released !

November 25, 2014, Emi Takada has just released her new album " I'm All Smiles ". It's available on Amazon, iTunes Store, TOWER RECORDS and cdbaby  in U.S.A.

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