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january, 2016

fri29jan7:30 pmfri10:00 pmSold Out!Ayako HosokawaCOVER CHARGE - $207:30 pm - 10:00 pm Cafe Pink House, 14577 Big Basin Way Saratoga, CA 95070

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14577 Big Basin Way Saratoga, CA 95070

Event Details

Ayako Hosokawa (vocal)

Shota Osabe(key)
Ken Okada(bass)
Rick Alegria(Drs)
Bob Kenmotsu (t.sax)

Ayako Hosokawa – Profile

Makes professional debut at 14 years old, performing at US military bases and

jazz cafes in Japan under the direction of famed Japanese composer and

performer, Mr. Kuranosuke Hamaguchi.

Becomes the featured vocalist at 15 years old with popular Japanese big band,

Shigenori Ohara and the Blue Coats under the musical direction of Masao


Makes professional recording debut in Japan on Columbia Records with Jin

Watanabe and the Six Joes backing.

Moves to the United States in 1961.

With San Francisco as her home, begins performing in Los Angeles, Portland,

Anchorage, Vancouver and other cities along the West Coast.

In 1965, becomes the featured vocalist for jazz piano great, Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines

and his group, gaining attention at venues such as Oakland’s Music Crossroads,

and the Thunderbird Hotel in Las Vegas, and receiving rave reviews from

legendary Los Angeles Times jazz critic, Leonard Feather.

Appears at Monterey Jazz Festival in 1987

Returns to Japan in 1989, and performs annually at the Kobe Jazz Street

Festival 25 years, and regularly at the Nara Jazz Festival, the Breda Jazz

Festival in the Netherlands, as well as garnering top female jazz vocalist award

several times from Japan’s renowned jazz music magazine, Swing Journal.

Presently lives in San Jose, California, performing primarily in the San Francisco

Bay Area, and touring Japan every year in the spring and fall.


Mr. Wonderful (1977), No Tears (1977), Call Me (1979), A Whisper of Love

(1993), I Touch the Stars (2000), Time Slip: Here Is the Best Time (2009)

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