昨年は５年振りに歌い始め、８月に日本での初ライブ、９月からのKing's Bar でのデュオシリーズ、横濱ジャズプロムナードなど、地元横浜でジャズの魅力に浸る一年となりました。
今年最初は横浜馬車道にあるKing's Bar Vignette で昨秋から始めた諸戸勝也さん(p)とのDuo６回シリーズ。
Thank you so much for visiting my website. I really appreciate your interests and supports!
It was wonderful experiences to play with great musicians through gigs and sessions in 2022.
Jazz always leads me somewhere a new place so I can't help following it.
I'm looking forward to singing jazz in this year, too, to reach the next stage of my life where I've never seen before.
First, I will continue to have duo concert series on 1/31 (Tue) and 2/15 (Wed) at Vignette, King's Bar, Yokohama, my hometown.
Please visit the cozy space and listen to our music to make you warm!
My passion for the music is still full to play and compose new works in 2023. I will walk my way one by one, while I wish world peace...
Yes, we need more music for peaceful mind.
See you many places and let me sing to the borderless world for joy. Please join us anytime and anywhere!
Taeko Ota 1/13/2023
P.S. I lost the best friend, Yaron Elyashiv last summer in 2022. It was huge grief and still hurt me a lot. I will never forget him and his music, taught me many precious things, including jazz. Without Yaron, I couldn't sing jazz now and had survived in New York. Thank you, Yaron. You will be in my heart forever.
< CD Reviews : Album, Walk My Way >
" Ota’s lyrical delivery is sunny and warm. " " The strength of this project is the overall composition." -- by Woodrow Wilkins, Smooth Jazz Daily -- 4/23/2016 --
Read More http://www.smooth-jazz.de/Woodrow/Ota/WalkMyWay.htm
" A nice slice of club flavored jazz/funk, Ota knows how to make you feel her original lyrics and delivers them in fine form. " -- by Chris Spector, Midwest Record -- 3/29/2016 --
Read More http://www.midwestrecord.com/MWR1070.html
Finally, my first album, Walk My Way, was released in January, 2016!
Trio: Masami Ishikawa (G), Seth Lewis (Bass), Paul Francis (D)
I am so lucky to play with such a great trio. In fact, their sound is truly amazing. Masami arranged a couple of my songs. Paul is usually playing with Lady Gaga. His drum and percussion brought such liveliness. Seth's deep and grounded bass sound tied it all together.
Most of them, nine songs are my originals, including two Japanese songs.
I will sing and share these music in many venues and hope to have wonderful moments with many people.
(Available on iTunes Store, Apple Music, Amazon, CD Baby, etc. )