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Summer Jazz Room At Home Series
The Akiko Tsuruga Quintet

Summer Jazz Room At Home Series<br>The Akiko Tsuruga Quintet<br>VIRTUAL CONCERT


Raised in Osaka, Japan, now living in New York City, Akiko Tsuruga has performed with Frank Wess, Jimmy Cobb, Grady Tate among many others, and was a member of the Lou Donaldson quartet. She has 10 albums as a leader, with her first album selected as a “Best album of 2007” in Downbeat Magazine. Akiko has been a regular in the Downbeat polls since 2008, coming in at #2 in the “Rising Star: Organ” category. Hot House Magazine has just named her 'Best Organ" in the 2017 Readers Poll. Her albums have constantly placed in the top ten on the National Radio Jazz Chart. She recently released a trio project entitled Equal Time featuring drummer, Jeff Hamilton and guitarist Graham Dechter.

Akiko Tsuruga

Sittin' In  Meet-the-Artist sessions will be prerecorded on July 20 and 21. Audience members can submit questions in advance to newmant@wpunj.edu.

This Virtual Concert is FREE, but we ask that you register, using the button below, to receive the URL link when the concert goes live.

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