Jazzmobile Sessions - Jay Hoggard

From: 2022-10-12 7:0 PM
To: 2022-10-12 8:30 PM

Summerfest Finale! Ny State Senator Cordell Cleare’s First Annual Jazz Appreciation Day & the “Inaugural” John Coltrane Jazz Festival

From: 2022-09-24 1:0 PM
To: 2022-09-24 7:0 PM

Jazzmobile Sessions Returns With a Celebration of Drummer, Leroy Williams

From: 2022-09-14 6:30 PM
To: 2022-09-14 8:30 PM

Jazzmeia Horn and Her Noble Force/Calvin Booker on Tap & Friends

From: 2022-08-26 7:0 PM
To: 2022-08-26 9:0 PM

Bobby Sanabria Multi-Verse Big Band - Summerfest

From: 2022-08-31 7:0 PM
To: 2022-08-31 8:30 PM

Allan Harris Quartet - Summerfest

From: 2022-08-24 7:0 PM
To: 2022-08-24 9:0 PM

Omar Edwards: Tap Master / Latasha Barnes: Excerpts From the Jazz Continuum - In Association With Summerstage

From: 2022-08-19 6:0 PM
To: 2022-08-19 9:0 PM

Last Poets-Impact Repertory Theater-the Harlem Bomb Shelter - In Association With Summerstage & Harlem Week

From: 2022-08-18 6:0 PM
To: 2022-08-18 9:0 PM

Summerfest Joins New Heritage Theatre Group for Harlem/Havana Music With Chino Pons

From: 2022-08-17 7:0 PM
To: 2022-08-17 8:30 PM

NY Premier of “African Redemption: The Life & Legacy of Marcus Garvey “

From: 2022-08-17 6:30 PM
To: 2022-08-17 9:0 PM

Great Jazz on the Great Hill

From: 2022-08-13 4:0 PM
To: 2022-08-13 6:0 PM

Akiko - Tsuruga Summerfest

From: 2022-08-10 7:0 PM
To: 2022-08-10 8:30 PM

T.K. Blue - Summerfest

From: 2022-08-05 7:0 PM
To: 2022-08-05 8:15 PM

Jazzmobile All-Stars Salute Louis Armstrong

From: 2022-08-04 5:0 PM
To: 2022-08-04 7:0 PM

Claudia Hayden - Summerfest - National Night Out

From: 2022-07-26 7:0 PM
To: 2022-07-26 8:30 PM

Jazzmobile Summerfest - Dezron Douglas Quartet

From: 2022-08-03 7:0 PM
To: 2022-08-03 8:30 PM

Jazzmobile Summerfest - Cyrus Chestnut Trio

From: 2022-07-29 7:0 PM
To: 2022-07-29 8:15 PM

Jazzmobile Summerfest - Houston Person

From: 2022-07-27 7:0 PM
To: 2022-07-27 8:30 PM

Jazzmobile Summerfest - Winard Harper & Jeli Posse

From: 2022-07-20 7:0 PM
To: 2022-07-20 8:30 PM

Jazzmobile Summerfest - Multi-Grammy Norminated "Bobby Sanabria Multi-Verse Big Band"

From: 2022-07-23 7:0 PM
To: 2022-07-23 9:0 PM

Jazzmobile Summerfest - Jeremy Pelt Quartet

From: 2022-07-22 7:0 PM
To: 2022-07-22 8:0 PM

Marc Cary Quartet - Summerfest

From: 2022-07-15 7:0 PM
To: 2022-07-15 8:0 PM

Summerfest - The Antoinette Montague Experience

From: 2022-07-13 7:0 PM
To: 2022-07-13 8:30 PM

Craig Harris: Harlem Night Songs - Summerfest

From: 2022-07-08 7:0 PM
To: 2022-07-08 8:15 PM

Nat Adderley, Jr. Quartet - Jazzmobile Summerfest

From: 2022-07-06 7:0 PM
To: 2022-07-06 8:30 PM

Jazzmobile Summerfest 2022 Kickoff!

From: 2022-06-15 7:0 PM
To: 2022-06-15 8:30 PM

Celebrate “Brasil” as Jazzmobile Sessions Continues With a Free Concert Featuring Mark Morganelli & the Jazz Forum All-Stars”

From: 2022-05-18 7:0 PM
To: 2022-05-18 8:30 PM

Soar| Sounds of A&R Takes to the Jazzmobile Sessions Stage

From: 2022-04-20 7:0 PM
To: 2022-04-20 8:30 PM

Jazzmobile & City College Center for the Arts Present Craig Harris’ Measuring the Immeasurable Exploring the Influence of Sun Ra

From: 2022-03-29 6:30 PM
To: 2022-03-29 8:0 PM
Akiko - Tsuruga Summerfest • Morningside Area Alliance
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Akiko – Tsuruga Summerfest




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.

While living and playing in Osaka, she had many opportunities to perform with world-renowned jazz musicians from the United States. Meeting Grady Tate, in particular, was a life-changing event for Akiko.

After landing in the mecca for jazz, New York City, it didn’t take long for Akiko to make her mark-It was during these early years that she had the great pleasure of sitting in, playing gigs, and eventually recording with jazz greats such as Frank Wess, Jimmy Cobb, Grady Tate and other top NY musicians. Her reputation ultimately drew attention of Lou Donaldson as he chose her in 2006 as his quartet’s organist.

​But it was the meeting of organ legend Dr. Lonnie Smith that proved to have the greatest impact on Akiko’s musical development and career. He became an important mentor to Akiko, and she considers him her greatest influence. She flourished and continued to be a constant draw on the NY jazz scene.

Akiko has been a regular in the DOWNBEAT polls since 2008-Her debut album in the US, “Sweet and Funky”, was selected as a “Best album of 2007” in DOWNBEAT Magazine. culminating this year with the 65th Annual Critics Poll, coming in at # 2 in the “Rising Star-Organ” category. Hot House Magazine has just named her ‘Best Organ “in the 2017 Readers Poll. Her albums have constantly placed in the top ten on the National Radio Jazz Chart.

Akiko’s newest excitement is a trio project features a jazz celebrity drummer, Jeff Hamilton and a superb rising guitarist, Graham Dechter, and their first recording, “Equal Time” will be released in June 2019. This thrilling trio will be performing 2 nights at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in May 2019 and will be touring Europe in September 2019.

Just take a listen to this dynamic performer, and I’m sure you will agree with the legendary Dr. Lonnie Smith-“Akiko is here to stay!”


Aug 10 2022


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)



Grant's Tomb
West 122nd Street & Riverside Dr, New York, NY 10027