Maki Asakawa

Maki Asakawa | 浅川 マキ | アサカワ マキ | あさかわ まき

Name in Japanese: 浅川 マキ, アサカワ マキ, あさかわ まき

Instruments: Vocals

Born: February 27, 1942

Died: January 17, 2010

Years Active: 1967 - 2010

Jazz and blues vocalist, lyricist, and composer Maki Asakawa was born in 1942 in Ishikawa Prefecture.  After a short stint working at the town office in her small village, she headed for Tokyo to pursue music.  She started by playing at United States military bases and cabarets, where she refined her style, which was largely informed by Billie Holiday and Mahalia Jackson.  Asakawa released her first EP, Tokyo Banka, on the Victor imprint in 1967.  In 1968, Asakawa got her big break...

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