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October 2010 CHINA Tour With the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra
Here are some pictures from the tour with my mother's jazz orchestra in Beijing and Shanghai.  While we didn't have a lot of time to do the tourist thing, we got to see a lot of the sights, and also enjoyed performing with 3 local musicians.  A great experience!
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March/April 2008 Japan Tour Photos
Photos from my most recent tour to Japan -- I was fortunate to be there during the cherry blossom season. It was SO beautiful!
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Pictures of the Japan tour promoting "Nexus"
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Indonesia and Japan Trip 2007
A series of pictures from our trip and performances at the Jak Jazz Festival, "Jazz on the Rock" at Bali's Hard Rock Cafe, and personal sightseeing trip to Japan.
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Photos from the Mastercard Event with My Mother, November 2007
Some photos from the recent duet event I did with my mother for Mastercard, as well as the following duets I did with guitarist Suzuki-san in Sapporo and Kobe
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HMV/Tower Records Displays in Tokyo of MY EVER CHANGING MOODS
Today is the release date and we're getting some love!
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Photos from March 27 & 28, 2007 recording session
Recent recording sessions for the Geneon covers album -- it'll be called "My Ever Changing Moods." The musicians were AMAZING!!! Antonio Sanchez on drums, Adam Rogers on guitars, Henry Hey on rhodes, and Jon Benitez on bass. Dave Darlington again holding down the fort on the sonics and gelling everything together. Tried new studios: Kaleidoscope Sound in New Jersey for the live recording, and One East for vocals and rough mixes. I'm really excited about the project.
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Japan Tour -- Nov/December 2006
From Jakarta, our tour continued in Japan. Here are pictures from this tour of not only my band, but duets, trio, quintet, and also with my mother's big band at Suntory Hall, and many other fun stuff!
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Jakarta and JakJazz Festival, November 2006
Some pictures of our adventures and sights in Jakarta when we went there for the JakJazz Festival
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Komatsu Music Festival, Nov 3, 2006
These are pictures from the wonderful time I had at the Komatsu Music Festival put together by my very good friend and saxophonist, Kayoko Kimura-san. For more on that, check out my blog in the news/review link
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From "Tokyo Calendar" Shoot, September, 2006
We did a shoot for the Japanese magazine, Tokyo Calendar, which came out on the stands on October 21st, 2006. I was approached by the coordinator/journalist Yori Ishikawa-san whom I had met about a year ago when she was doing coordination for another magazine -- they wanted me to choose several men who I'm associated with to pose with me wearing Paul Stuart clothing. Of course, Sasha was the first person I thought of, and instead of causing potential marrital strife by choosing the others, I asked Sasha's opinion on who he felt the others should be, and he suggested drummer Antonio Sanchez (who he's recorded and toured with in various settings), as well as guitarist David Gilmore, who we've both worked with. I think they were great choices, and the camera just loved them!

Of course Takashi did our make-up and hair, and he generously took pictures on the set for me to share with you!
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Visions of Summer 2006
These are some pictures of little personal things we've been up to this summer.
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Japan Duet Tour with Naohiko Higuchi -- June 7-10, 2006
Some pictures from my recent tour with Higuchi-san in Tokyo, Osaka and Kobe
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SOBs - May 1, 2006
Taking photos is the last thing on my mind when I'm doing a performance, I have too many other things to think (and worry!) about, but thankfully Takashi-san is a great sport to remember to bring his camera! Just some shots from the back. The one on stage (and slightly blurred) is by B-Dub, who was there with members of the Brand New Heavies
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Visions of Spring 2006
On a recent visit by Natsuko (Okustan) and Takashi, Takashi took some fantastic pictures which he shared with me, which I'd like to share with you. There are also some additional pictures of things I've been up to, nothing to do with music, just enjoying the season, life in general, all which effects me and my music
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December/January '06 in Japan
Some shots from the week long promotional trip to Japan in December '05 into January 06.
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Aruba Vacation!
These are just some pictures we took during our much needed vacation. I'd DYING to go back! I'm not much of a winter or cold weathered person, and feel so much healthier and less stressed in the hotter weather. Sigh~!
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Makor Live shots - November 2, 2005
Some shots taken by Natsuko Hayashi and Takashi Matsuzaki at Makor's. Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of the musicians and some of the audience members who were there! Just difficult sometimes to remember these things, sorry! :-)
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Visions of Summer 2005 -- Family & Friends!
As much as I am compelled to work 'til I drop, I try to also enjoy the summer and the fruits of my lovely family and friends around me. Last month was especially fun in that we had a lot of get togethers, what with Mink's recording, 4th of July, my cousin's wedding in Maine, and just generally chilling out. Some of my private moments when I'm not aggravating behind the computer or other mind contorting contraptions!!
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Eri Nobuchika and Mink sessions, June & July 2005
Some pictures from the vocal sessions of Eri Nobuchika, as well as the rehearsal and vocal sessions with Mink
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Photos by Itaru Hirama
I've been approached recently by Universal Japan about putting out yet another compilation album of my works under their catalogue, but this time with Hashimoto-san's Free Soul series, which I found an interesting concept. I've bought many a Free Soul compilation album which always features some tasty artists, mostly from the '70s, and I found it interesting that they would want to do one on my work, considering I'm a more contemporary and recent artist. In either case, they got these photos from photographer Itaru Hirama-san who I just adored working with throughout the years to use in the CD artwork as well as promotional use for this particular compilation, which I thought I'd share with you. Very nostalgic for me, as most are 10 years old.
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These are some of the photos taken by various people at the show.
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Photos from various magazines
Here is a collection of my favorite photos from various magazines over the years.
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More Pictures
Here are some more pictures I like from various magazines and shoots I've done
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Nexus CD Participant
Welcome to my CD Participant Package for the "Flow" project! I'm excited to share with you the unfolding of my new album from the conceptualization, all the creative processes from writing to demos, the recording, to the final product, the album...
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Monday Michiru Press Kit 2011