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"Queen of the Organ" ~ Lou Donaldson
"Akiko's playing is like watching a flower blooming, a bird spreading her wings in the music world. Akiko is here to stay. ~Dr. Lonnie Smith
"Akiko plays her personality... intense, positive, energetic and joyous. She plays to make others sound as good as they possibly can. It is always a joy to share the stage with her and play off of each other's energy." I look forward to many more great musical experiences from her AND with her!" ~Jeff Hamilton
Venezuelan born, jazz pianist BENITO GONZALEZ is a rising jazz star. After almost seven years of touring with Kenny Garrett, Benito has added numerous festivals and international jazz club dates to his credit. He has also shared the stage with Curtis Fuller, Pharaoh Sanders, Bobby Hutcherson, Christian McBride, Roy Hargrove, Rene McLean, Steve Turre, Antonio Sanchez, T.K. Blue, Nicholas Payton and Jackie McLean.
New York Vocalist Marianne Solivan is one of today's most buzzed about jazz singers. Solivan brings her smoky, sultry jazz vocal styling to the standards you love...and them some. "The exquisiteness, expression and sentiment of her singing are supreme and matched only by her skill in enunciation" ~ Jordan Richardson, Blinded by Sound
"The modern day paradigm to which all jazz singers should