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Cafe Pink House
14577 Big Basin Way Saratoga, CA 95070
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
Ayako Hosokawa (vocal)
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)