Jazzmobile: Akiko Tsuruga

Akiko_TsurugaWednesday, August 18, 2010 7:00 PM

Grant’s Tomb
122nd Street & Riverside Drive

Hailing from Osaka, Japan, the Hammond Organist, Akiko Tsuruga is in a center stage of New York jazz scene since 2001. This talented young organist began to play organ at the age of three and started off her career right after her graduation from Osaka College of Music. While she was based in Osaka, she had numerous opportunities to play with renowned jazz men from the United States such as Roy Hargrove, Jeff “Tain” Watts, and Grady Tate to name a few.(Source)