Akiko Tsuruga Quartet
March 30, 2024
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Akiko Tsuruga was raised in Osaka, Japan, this talented musician began studying the organ at the age of
three, at the famed Yamaha Music School. After discovering her passion for jazz very early
on in her musical journey, Akiko launched her career immediately after graduating from
the Osaka College of Music.
Akiko has ten albums as a leader to her credit both the U.S. and Japan. Her debut album in
the U.S., “Sweet and Funky”, was selected as a “Best album of 2007” in DOWNBEAT
Magazine. Her albums have constantly placed in the top ten on the National Radio Jazz
Chart. Akiko also received “Swing Journal Rising Star Award” (Japan) in 2010, Hot House
Magazine (NYC) Best Organist’ in 2017 and the DOWNBEAT Magazine Critics Poll 2020
Rising Star Organ.
We look forward to having her back at the Jackson Room!