"An Absolute Mastery of Musical Vocabulary and Timing" - All About Jazz


TAEKO's New Album "CONTEMPLATION" On Sale Now!

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With a nice range of tunes, Taeko delivers with confidence throughout. Standouts for me are the epic ‘Contemplation’, an impassioned ‘I Remember Clifford’ and the Corea/Cohen tune ‘High Wire.’ There’s even a tune by the Stylistics!
 ~Charles Hussen / Hawaii Public Radio

"A masterpiece. TAEKO's "CONTEMPLATION" sings truth to power with much love."
 ~Lamon Fenner “Lamon’s Jazz Break at Eight,” WHCR 90.3 FM The Voice of Harlem, NY www.whcr.org

“The spirit and exuberance of a live in-performance session– I kept expecting tumultuous (and well-deserved) applause after each track.”
 ~Steve Krawitz, “Jazz for the Common Man,“ WESS 90.3 FM

"TAEKO's voice stands out among the many today that attempt to capture our hearts. Her delivery is traditionally cool and yet deliberate and reassuring. With energy that is honest, her lyrics become blissful and luxurious"
 ~Pete Fallico, KCSM, The Bay Area's Jazz Station

Full-page feature on Hot House Jazz Magazine! (October 2019) Another Reason to Celebrate - By Elzy Kolb.
Music was her first love, but it took vocalist TAEKO a long time to realize that it can also be a profession ... Read more
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Featured Article on All About Jazz / Scott Thompson 10/3/2019
Internationally-Acclaimed Songstress TAEKO New Album Contemplation Release Show: October 10th At Birdland! Read more

Review on New York City Jazz Record (October 2019) / VOXNEWS by Suzanne Lorge
Since the late '90s, Japan-born TAEKO has been gigging in both New York and her home country, developing a reputation as a confident scat singer and passionate interpreter of classic American jazz and pop tunes. Hew new album, Contemplation (Flat Nine), her fourth as a leader, only solidifies that reputation. She moves effortlessly from an esoteric version of McCoy Tyner's "Contemplation" (with koto accompaniment) to a smoky R&B take on The Stylistics’ "Betcha By Golly Wow" to a charming "Waltz for Debby". The opener, "Ugetsy:Fantasy" uses lyrics from the Earth, Wind & Fire song with the melody of The Jazz Messengers' Japanese-titled standard in a stroke of genius. TAEKO will kick off the album at Birdland (Oct. 10th) Download PDF Version from Here (PDF)

Live Schedule


Feb. 23rd. 2020
  • Great Neck House: 65 Arrandale Avenue, Great Neck, NY 11024
  • gnparks.org
  • TAEKO- Vocal, Carlton Holmes - Piano

Zinc Bar/ Spigame Big Band
Directed by Victor Jones

Feb. 28th. 2020

The Cutting Room
SPIGAME BIG BAND directed by Victor Jones

Mar. 20th. 2020

Baby Grand Jazz Series at Hartford Public Library

Apr. 26th. 2020
  • 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
  • (860) 695-6300
  • hplct.org
  • Member: TAEKO - Vocal, Sharp Radway - Piano, Alex Blake - Bass, Victor Jones - Drums

Jazz at Kitano
Kitano Hotel

May. 21st. 2020


Jun. 29th 2020 Start
  • Monday June 29 through Friday July 17

    Details coming soon

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