Aki Takase

Aki Takase

Aki Takase (Pianist, Composer ) born in Osaka , Japan.

1981 at the Jazz Festival in the Philharmony of Berlin.

She performed many times at the Berlin Jazz Festival in Germany.

Intensive works with Alexander von Schlippenbach „Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra“, in Trio with Rashied Ali and Reggie Workman.

1997-2000 guest professor at Hanns -Eisler music university in Berlin.
W.C Handy Project with Fred Frith(a.o)

In duets or groups with David Murray, Maria Joao, N. H.Ö. Pedersen, Joe Henderson, M.Vitous.
„Plays Fats Waller“, „Projects with Eugene Chadbourne, Rudi Mahall, Nils Wogram and Paul Lovens.

„In Duo “ with David Murray, Rudi Mahall, Louis Sclavis, Alex v. Schlippenbach, Han Bennink, Silke Eberhard, Ingrid Laubrock and Daniel Erdmann.

„LA PLANETE“ w/ Louis Sclavis, Vincent Courtois, Dominique Pifarely. “ LOK.03 “ w/ Alex v. Schlippenbach and DJIIIVibe.

„TAMA“ w/ Jan Roder, Oliver Steidle.“ AUGE“ w/ Christian Weber and Michael Griener. „Reading and Music“ performance w/ Yoko Tawada.

„Cities in the Piano„: dance +piano w / Yui Kawaguchi. „ JAPANIC“ with Daniel Erdmann, DJlllvibe, Johannes Fink, Dag Magnus Narvesen.

„Da Capo“ Music and Dance Project with Louis Sclavis, DJlllvibe, Yui Kawaguchi, Kofie da Vibe.

Berliner Zeitung“Award (the best Artists of 1999 in the Berlin Newspaper)

„The „SWR Jazz“ Award 2002.

CD „Cherry-Sakura“ with David Murray „The German Record Critics „ Award(2017/2)

The German Record Critics‘ Award 1988, 1990, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007. 2009, In total she received the awards 9 times (1988-2017).


Photo: Aki Takase by Ziga Koritnik

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