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Present Message : Updated in May 2024

 

April 2024

Spring has Sprung!

Spring has sprung! It always makes me smile. Due to abnormal weather this year, cherry blossoms were taking a while to bloom, even though I enjoyed the one in front of my balcony in Tokyo and now still enjoy the one in Osaka and Kyoto. Their life is so fleeting and so beautiful that I always learn to live in the moment from them. Last month we had a blast @ Rusutsu 100 Days Music Live! And I’ll be singing @ Kyoto Le Club Jazz on April 18! Join us for a happy time with GREAT MUSIC!

LOVE, Emi

March 2024

Escape to North country!

It was a warm winter and allergy season started very early in Tokyo, Osaka and many places. I’ve been suffering hay fever since I was 14 years old. I always wear masks and glasses to prevent and avoid allergic triggers, but not enough... So I’ll escape to North country! I’ll be singing @ Rusutsu Resort from March 13th to 15th. If you’re around for skiing or whatever, just swing by. We’ll have a LOVELY EVENING with GREAT MUSIC! Looking forward to seeing you all!!

LOVE, Em

February 2024

February is the Month of LOVE!

It’s February! The Month of LOVE! Let’s celebrate the strength and beauty of LOVE! I’ll have a show @ Sapporo Slowboat Jazz Club on February 14th, Valentine’s Day! It’s just around the corner. Please come for celebrating the day of LOVE with us. I’ll sing many kinds of LOVE with different rhythms...swinging jazz, passionate Latin and heartfelt ballad as “My Funny Valentine”.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Much LOVE, Emi

January 2024

Wishing you all a healthy peace-filled year in 2024

The Massive Noto Peninsula Earthquake broke out on New Year’s Day. And the next day, Japan Airline plane crashed into quake aid plane and burst into flames at Haneda Airport... Large numbers of people died, and more people are missing... Lots of evacuees need help... My heart goes out to them... I’d like to send them STRENGTH & LOVE. I deeply pray for the quick recovery of the disaster-stricken areas.

Wishing you all a healthy peace-filled year in 2024
Much LOVE, Emi

December 2023

I would like to thank you all!

Only a few days left of 2023....time has gone by so quickly! I spent two weeks in NYC this month. I walked around Central Park every day and enjoyed the fresh crisp air, cardinals singing, hungry squirrels and beautiful Canada goose. Lots of music with old friends as always...precious time! I would like to thank you all for coming to see my shows in 2023! I will be singing my heart out to keep jazz music alive next year too! Looking forward to seeing you all then. Happy Holidays!
LOVE, Emi

November 2023

Thank you so much!!!

Last month, Marion Cowings, my mentor, was here in Japan from NYC. Even though we were up to our neck in work every day, we had a blast! Thanks a million to those who came out to our shows, lessons, and workshops! And I’d like to thank to all the musicians who helped us out and to the club owners and workers for the warmest supports. We were all smiles! We’ll be together again! AND I’ll be performing @ Kyoto Le Club Jazz on Nov 16! Please come to see me!
LOVE, Emi


October 2023

Autumn Special Jazz Live

It’s October! Feels like Autumn is coming. It’s my favorite season, maybe because I was born in October... Sky is high and blue. Air is crisp and clear. Maple trees are vibrant and changing into multi-colored work of art... Picturesque scenery calms me down. And Autumn Special Jazz Live is around the corner! Jazz vocal legend, Marion Cowings will join me @ JZ Brat Tokyo on 10/31 and @ Slowboat Jazz Club Sapporo on 11/2 & 3. YOU CAN’T MISS IT! See you all there!
Much LOVE, Emi

September 2023

Hot days still continue...

It’s September already, but the hot days still continue..... I stayed in Sapporo for almost a whole month in August. Since there’s no AC in my parents’ house, I felt like melting in the heat of 102°F! Even though I managed two gigs there and had lots of fun! Thanks for coming!

Have you reserved a seat for 10/31 @ JZ Brat Tokyo? Marion Cowings will be there with me and it’ll be a BLAST! Don’t miss it, please! And we’ll do 2 shows @ Slowboat Sapporo! Check my schedule!
Much LOVE, Emi

August 2023

Sing for LOVE & PEACE

It’s been 78 years since World War II ended.. August 15 is the memorial day in Japan. But wars are still breaking out constantly all over the world. Violence is not the solution. Fighting does not solve anything. Too many people are losing their precious lives... NO MORE WAR! I pray for PEACE and sing for LOVE!
Please check my calendar. I’ll have more exciting shows with very special guests this autumn! See you all soon!
Much LOVE, Emi

July 2023

Summer Swingin’ !

Stayed in Sapporo last month, avoiding the gloomy rainy season, but the weather was not as fresh as I thought... Global warming seems to continue... Many thanks to those who came out to see me @ Slowboat Sapporo. It was a blast! This month 7/21 is Summer Swingin’ @ Futakotamagawa Shion Tokyo. We’ll have A LOVELY TIME with BEAUTIFUL MUSIC & GREAT WINE! Please join us! There’s a lot going on for the rest of this year! Check my schedule! Hope to see you soon!
Much LOVE, Emi

June 2023

A Fresh Start!

Back in Tokyo. It’s a gloomy rainy season, but I’m feeling great! The trip last month to the US brightened me up! In NYC, I ran into my old friend, one of the greatest guitarists, who helped me a lot when I started singing jazz. It was fun remembering shared memories... In Houston, I also got together with my old musician friends and sang with them. We are aged, but we all stay young at heart and MUSIC was AMAZING as always! I will never give up singing my true heart out!!!
Much LOVE, Emi

May 2023

Greenery is bursting!

I’m in NYC. The greenery is bursting with life when I’m walking around Central Park..... What a wonderful time of the year! I attended Barry Harris Jazz Memorial at St Peter’s Church. Music and positive energy touched my heart. Sheila Jordan talked about beautiful memories with Barry when they were very young and sang a special song they used to sing together. It moved me to tears. I’d like to sing my true heart out like she did when I’m her age...and I will!!!
Much LOVE, Emi

April 2023

Spring has sprung!

I went to Kyoto to see cherry blossoms. I saw hundreds of cherry trees along the railway tracks on my way and they were AMAZING! In comparison, there were too many people in Kyoto and I couldn’t enjoy it enough since I’m not good with crowds. People were from all over the world and I liked to see them all smiles. Well, my show in Kyoto will be this weekend! Please come to Le Club Jazz Kyoto on Saturday, April 8th! We’ll celebrate SPRING together! Looking forward to seeing you all!
LOVE, Emi

March 2023

Spring can really hang ME up the most!

It’s March! Spring, the beginning of hay fever season has come in Tokyo. It’s been a long time since I was in terrible shape, and I’m taking antihistamine. Spring is not friendly to singers who suffers from hay fever... Don’t forget March 5th show @ Paradise café Yokohama! This venue decided to close in April... The long-time gratitude to them and the collaboration with two talented musicians make this live show even more HOT! DON”T MISS IT! And Le Club Jazz Kyoto in April! Reserve your seat now!!
Much LOVE, Emi

Februry 2023

A Month of LOVE

Happy Valentine’s Month! Let’s celebrate LOVE & HEARTS! Please listen to the most romantic “My Funny Valentine” which I recorded at home! On Valentine’s Day, I’ll have a show @ Slowboat Jazz Club Sapporo. I’ll sing many kinds of LOVE. Our love will be bubbling over! Looking forward to seeing you there! On March 5th @ Paradise Café Yokohama. It’s the last show since they’re going out of business in April. I’ll sing my heart out! On April 8th @ Le Club Jazz Kyoto. Reserve your seat now!!
Much LOVE, Emi

January 2023

Wishing you Peace, Love and Happiness in 2023!

Happy New Year! As always, I rang the new year with my elderly parents in Sapporo. Winter there tends to get extremely cold with heavy snow and it’s hard for them to get through... But I was very happy when I found my dad walking on icy and slippery road with steady steps! Contrarily, I got very sick for new year holidays... I’m confident of my physical strength and always end up going too hard on myself. I’ll have to slow down a little, listen to my heart and body and keep singing! Please come to see me on Valentine’s Day!!
Much LOVE, Emi 

December 2022

The year of 2022 just flew by.....

Last month, my show @ Le Club Jazz in Kyoto was a blast! Full house and so much FUN with people from all over the world!! Thank YOU! I’ll be back to perform there on April 8, 2023. Please mark your calendar! And then I was in NYC for 3 weeks. It’s always good to be back there... I enjoyed late autumn & early winter with lots of MUSIC. 2022 is almost over. Thank YOU very much for all your warmest support... Wishing you holidays filled with fun and laughter!
Much LOVE, Emi

November 2022

Kyoto and Tokyo this month!

I’ll have a show on Saturday, November 12th @ Le Club Jazz in Kyoto. Those who live there and those who happen to be there on that day, please reserve your seat now! It’ll be so much FUN! And on Sunday, November 20th @ Scene (Wine store) in Nihonbashi and Manger et Boire NAGAO (French restaurant) in Ginza! It’s an exciting event! Hurry up! Only few seats available... Please contact me for reservation. I’m looking forward to seeing you at the show!!
Much LOVE, Emi 

October 2022

Next show will be in Kyoto!

The show in Sapporo was delightful! There were so many people I hadn’t seen for a long time.....even for 30 years! And I also met someone new! Thank you so much for your warmest support! I’ll be back to perform there in February next year! More details later. The next show will be on Saturday, November 12th @ Le Club Jazz in Kyoto. Those who live there and those who happen to be there on that day, please book your seat now! I’m looking forward to seeing you at the show!
Much LOVE, Emi

September 2022

Next show will be in Sapporo and Kyoto!

The show in Yokohama was successful! It was full house and I had a wonderful time with great audience. My musical experiment with piano and violin went beautifully well! I would like to say thank you all!

The next show will be on Wednesday, October 5th @ Slowboat Jazz Club in Sapporo. Please book your seat now! And I’ll return to Le Club Jazz in Kyoto on Saturday, November 12th. Please mark your calendar! I’m looking forward to seeing you at the show!
Much LOVE, Emi 

August 2022

The Show in Houston was A Blast!

I performed a live show in Houston last week. It was A BLAST! FULL HOUSE!! My recording band sounded spectacular!!! I was overjoyed to make music with them and to see old friends and new friends... Everyone there seemed to be happy! It was a very special night I will never forget... Thank you! The next show will be on Sunday, September 4th @ Paradaise Café Yokohama! Book your seat now! Looking forward to seeing you all!
Much LOVE, Emi

July 2022

Upcoming Shows!

I’ll return to NYC and Houston this month! I can’t wait to meet my old friends and make some beautiful music with them!On August 5th, I’ll perform a live show with Bob Henschen Trio @ Ovations Night Club in Houston. It’s been 2.5 years since my last performance there... Tickets are available @ ticketleap. Looking forward to seeing you all!!!
And on September 4th @ Paradaise Café Yokohama! Book your seat now!
Much LOVE, Emi

June 2022

SUKIYAKI & New Upcoming Shows!

Uploaded a world-famous Japanese song “SUKIYAKI” on YouTube! Let’s smile, head up high and move on... Please check it out! Finally, I’ll return to Houston to perform a live show with Bob Henschen Trio on August 5th! It’s been 2.5 years since my last performance there... I’m so looking forward to appearing with my first album recording member! Don’t miss it! And on September 4th in Yokohama! Unique trio with Voice, Piano & Violin. I can’t wait for seeing you all there!

Much LOVE, Emi

May 2022

Got a lot of energy in NYC !

Many thanks to those who watched “Online Live Show @ Home #2”! The cherry blossoms from my balcony were so beautiful even in the rain. They are all gone now and turned into bright fresh green which calms me down as always. The power of nature is amazing!
After the show I left Japan for NYC. I was very lucky with the weather and enjoyed beautiful springtime there! Of course, I never missed great music! I felt so refreshed from inside out and got a lot of energy! Please stay healthy and be happy!

Much LOVE, Emi

April 2022

Online Live Show @ Home #2 on April 3!

I believe Leonard Bernstein quotes - “This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” I’ll keep singing my heart out, wishing for world peace. I recorded “Minuet” in Japanese lyrics I wrote, followed by “Lover’s Concerto” in English. This is a song for HOPE, LOVE and PEACE. Please check it out on YouTube. And now I’m ready for “Online Live Show @ Home #2” on Sunday, April 3. You’ll enjoy our music while viewing Cherry Blossoms! Don’t miss it! See you soon! Much LOVE, Emi!

March 2022

A wish for PEACE

Putin of Russia launched an invasion of Ukraine on February 24. Thousands of Ukrainians were killed by this and so are Russian troops... Thousands of Ukrainians had to leave their own country and some Ukrainians are returning from abroad to help military efforts... It breaks my heart. PLEASE STOP THE WAR! NO MORE VICTIMS! I strongly hope there will be peace all over the world and will keep advocating through the power of music. LOVE & PEACE, Emi --- Here’s a clip from my previous live show @ home. Next show will be on April 3. Enjoy!

February 2022

Next Online Live with Cherry Blossom in Spring!

We have a cold winter this year! Winter in Sapporo is much colder than in Tokyo, but it feels warmer there because the heaters work very well inside buildings. But there are lots of snow and deep snow covers windows in my parents’ house. Snow removal work in the city can’t catch up with heavy snow... We are so ready for a pleasant spring! Well, the next “Online Live via Facebook” will be happening in Spring! You’ll in love with beautiful cherry blossoms behind us while enjoying our music! I’ll keep you posted! Happy Valentin’s Month, everyone! MUCH LOVE, Emi

January 2022

May 2022 be full of Smiles and Sunshine!

Last year I’d been struggling to keep singing in this covid pandemic. I started recording songs at home and edited the music videos, with the photos I took and with Japanese subtitles I translated. Then I uploaded on YouTube monthly. I believe that those videos show what kind of person I am and what I would like to express through my music. Music is my life. I’ll move forward at my own pace in 2022! The first new challenge will be ”Online Live Show @ HOME” via Facebook. Please join us! Of course, Tips are always welcome!
Cheers! Emi

December 2021

Recharge my batteries in NYC!

Last month, I was in NYC for the first time in 2 years. I’d been blessed with great weather and enjoyed blue skies of autumn and the beautiful colors of leaves in the crisp air. I visited some jazz clubs to see friends and it was all packed! NYC seemed to be back to normal, but I saw more homeless people and too many retail vacancies in the city. I reaffirmed that covid pandemic have severely affected human lives. But the strong city with variety of people, music, art and nature gave me energy to move on. Check out NYC's picturesque scenery in my new video!
Much LOVE, Emi 

November 2021

Coming to New York!

It’s November. I’m coming to NYC for the first time in two years! So sad not having been able to travel for too long... I used to go back and forth between Tokyo and NYC so often. Looking forward to catching up with all my friends there and to walking around Central Park! And I’ll say to myself “It’s good to live it again”.

I recorded “When October Goes” at HOME. Please listen to it on YouTube. I’m singing my true heart out with interpreting Johnny Mercer’s beautiful lyrics. Check it out!
Much LOVE, Emi

October 2021

I miss “Autumn in New York”!

It’s October and autumn is in the air! My favorite season! Leaves start to change into color of orange, red and yellow...and beautiful clear skies with fresh and crisp air... So gorgeous! It’s hard not think of the song “Autumn in New York”. When Vernon Duke wrote this song in 1934, he was out of city and became homesick for Manhattan. Yes, this song truly evokes nostalgic feeling with surroundings in NYC. I really miss NYC.. Please check out my new upload on YouTube and enjoy “Autumn in New York”!
Much LOVE, Emi

September 2021

Wishing for World peace

It’s September. All the news has been so bleak lately, Coronavirus, natural disasters, terrorism and war, dictators, hunger and so on.. and I have heartache... But I still believe LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL! Let's share the love and happiness! Let's make a peaceful future together! I uploaded "What A Wonderful World" on YouTube wishing for world peace. Please check it out! AND many thanks to those who came out for my show! It’ll be archived till 9/10, Japan time. You still can get a ticket here! Hope you enjoy watching the show online!
Much LOVE, Emi 

August 2021

NEW VIDEO on YouTube “Gone With The Wind”

Summer is here and I’m melting in the heat! Sadly, global warming seems to continue… Please stay safe, everyone! NEW VIDEO on YouTube “Gone With The Wind” is ready. This is one of my favorite songs about a lost love. It is so heartrending and passionate… All the images & Japanese translation by me. Please check it out on YouTube, thumbs up and subscribe to my channel! AND don’t forget my upcoming show on August 28th! I added lots of songs to my repertoire for this show! You can purchase online ticket here. Enjoy my show for 2 weeks wherever you will be!
Much LOVE, Emi

July 2021

NEW VIDEO on YouTube “The Girl From Ipanema”

We’re in the middle of our “rainy season” in Japan… It’s so MUGGY and STICKY! I need to beat the rainy season blues! So I chose “The Girl From Ipanema” for monthly project. It is one of the classics in bossa nova music which is loved around the world. I wish I could relax in the sun lying on the beautiful beach.. And I believe that day shall come soon! Please check it out on YouTube, thumbs up and subscribe to my channel! My next show is on August 28th. You can purchase online ticket here. Enjoy my show for 2 weeks wherever you will be!
Much LOVE, Emi 

June 2021

“Desperado” - Home Recording Project Vol.5

It’s June. I’m taking care of my parents in Sapporo, my hometown, for a month. So happy to be with them! There’s a lot of greenery in this season and my home is filled with nature’s beauty. A natural Wonderland makes me feel calm and peaceful!

My home recording project Vol.5 is “Desperado”. To me, this song is about life. We always can find a little happiness and loved ones near us when we open our hearts. Life is a wonderful thing! Please check it out on YouTube, thumbs up and subscribe to my channel! Don’t forget my next show on August 28th! Ticket is on sale!!
Much LOVE, Emi

May 2021

“So Many Stars” - Home Recording Project Vol.4

First of all, I’d like to THANK YOU with all my heart for coming out to my live show @ Paradise café Yokohama and for watching it online. It was an enriching time and I couldn’t be happier! Next one will be “Midsummer Night’s Dream” on August 28! See you all then!!

My home recording project Vol.4 was completed on April 29! It’s “So Many Stars” by Sergio Mendes. I added Japanese subtitles for the first time.. It was a lot of work, but I receive a good response! Please check it out on YouTube, thumbs up and subscribe to my channel!
Much LOVE, Emi

April 2021

April 16th @ Paradise Cafe in Yokohama!

Cherry blossoms (Sakura) bloomed earlier this year. They are too fragile and live only for a week or so... But they are extremely beautiful and touch many people’s hearts.  I admire their ephemeral beauty and I myself really want to make the most of my every living moment! 
MY UPCOMING SHOW is on Friday, April 16th! It’s been 5 months since my last live jazz performance! It’ll be live-streamed online.  Once you get a ticket, you can watch it anytime for 2 weeks wherever you will be!  Here’s the ticket information. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!
Much LOVE, Emi 

February 2021

Recording @ Home series Vol.3 is completed!

Here’s a world-famous Brazilian song "Dindi" composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim and with lyrics by Aloísio de Oliveira. I sing this most romantic love song in English lyrics by Ray Gilbert. Hope you enjoy! Please subscribe to my channel and if you like, please thumbs up!!!
An upcoming gig @ Paradise Café in Yokohama on Friday, April 16th which will be live streaming. You can see us wherever you are! Here’s the tickets information.
If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch!
Much LOVE, Emi 

january 2021

Happy New Year to everyone all over the world!

First of all, I’d like to express my sincere gratitude for your warmest support even though 2020 was a tough year for everyone. Right after the New Year, Japan’s second soft lockdown was declared for the capital and surrounding areas.
In America, US capitol was stormed by violent supporters of Donald Trump. It was terrifying and totally disgraceful. I think it was a direct attack on democracy... MUSIC is my weapon! Violence never wins! I will sing my heart out wishing for PEACE and LOVE.
I still believe that every cloud has a silver lining! Let’s make a fresh start in 2021!
Much LOVE, Emi

December 2020

The last gig in 2020 is @ Kyoto!

December is halfway over and 2020 is coming to an end.. Due to COVID-19, our lifestyle has changed and I believe that many of you may have found more important things in life.I’d been living and traveling overseas for years, and of course I never could be out of Japan this year. It’s hard to describe, but it made me such a strange feeling and it was tougher than I thought.. On the other hand, I was so happy to have enough time to take care of my elderly parents. Even though we are all still having a very difficult time, I’m eager to do what I should do and what I love while being careful about the virus. The last 2020 gig is @ Kyoto Le Club Jazz. Please come to see me if you’re around.

October 2020

New challenges.

We’re facing a very difficult situation in the whole world and my heart hurts so bad...  At the same time, I’m eager to try new things for my music. Last month, I recorded a song AT HOME for the first time and edited a video with pictures that I’ve taken before. Many people say it eases their heart. Please check it out on YouTube and if you like, THUMBS UP and SUBSCRIBE to my channel! More coming soon! October is my birthday month and I’ll try first time live stream to my birthday gig on 22nd, Oct. You can watch it for 2 weeks as many times as you can once you get a ticket. I’m also looking forward to performing at BODY&SOUL on 13th, November and at Kyoto Le Club Jazz on 18th, December! 

 June 2020

Hope for justice and for a better future.

Even though the COVID-19 battle still has a long way to go, the protesters rally daily against systemic racism and police violence all over the U.S. and throughout the world. Racism has been a big problem in American society with a long history, and I know how terribly all my African-American friends have been treated. HATRED IS TAUGHT, NO ONE IS BORN HATING. Racism is wrong and it must be stopped! We are all born equal and want to live every day to the fullest. Now is the time for each and every one of us to raise our voice for justice. It may not be easy and it may take some time, but we can make it! I’ll keep singing my true heart out to change this world even little by little.. with hope for justice and for a better future.

P a s t    N e w s

April 2020

"You Must Believe in Spring"

I’d like to thank all of you who came to see me @ BODY &SOUL in March. It’s unforgettable experience.. It’s been 3 weeks since then and things have changed… A show 4/22 @ Slow Boat, Sapporo is postponed.  We’ve been having very difficult time. Global coronavirus cases have passed 1.6 million and over 101,000 people have died.. Even though I’m an optimist normally, it’s hard to cheer me up in this circumstance.. I’m always asking myself, “What can I do now?” and find no answers. Maybe everyone feels the same. But I still believe “No winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn” and “You Must Believe in Spring”! I’m looking forward to seeing your happy face after we succeed in fight against virus!!
Love, Emi Takada      

February 2020

Had a blast @ Rusutsu and I'm so thrilled with my first appearance @ BODY & SOUL in March!!

Had a blast @ Rusutsu and I'm so thrilled with my first appearance @ BODY & SOUL in March!!

I performed 3 night (2/14-16) for Rusutsu 100 days Music Live which is supported by Sapporo City Jazz. Even though we had a huge problem with coronavirus, there were so many guests from all over Japan and the world. Lots of them came out to see us every day and I got the happiest message as well, “Your music has really made our stay in Rusutsu extra special”. I once again realized that Jazz is for the world, not just one city or country. Now I’m preparing for my first appearance @ BODY & SOUL on March 19th! Please come to see me there!!
Love, Emi Takada

January 2020

Happy New Year 2020 and Many Thanks to 2019!

2019 was a great one even though it was filled with challenges. Sometimes I felt I was at my limit, but I kept hustling. Now I believe that those experiences helped me grow in many ways.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your warmest support. Thank YOU!
I’m delighted that I could welcome the New Year with my elderly parents in Sapporo (hometown) once again!
Wishing you peace, love, health, and happiness in 2020!
Emi Takada

 

November 2019

My birthday month (October) was a BLAST!

In October, I welcomed two mentors in Japan, Marion Cowings (from NYC) and Bob Henshen (from Houston). We had extremely busy days having private lessons and workshops from morning to late at night. Then we performed Birthday shows in Tokyo and Sapporo. Both shows were full house and we had a blast! It was a memorable birthday month! I appreciate your warmest support as always.
I’ll be in Houston on December 1 and in Jakarta on December 21. Please click SHOWS for details. Thank you!!
Much LOVE, Emi Takada

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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