August 29, 2013

American fans go wild for Yoko Kanno’s first “piano me” performance

Yoko Kanno recently took part in Otakon 2013, an otaku culture event held in Baltimore, Maryland, giving the world premiere performance of her new “piano me” project. On August 11th, Kanno performed for forty-five minutes to a crowd of 2000 local fans who had won a raffle to enter. “piano me” is a new venture for Kanno, which sees her on piano and collaborating with a range of artists to create new audiovisual expressions. She drew several standing ovations... Read More

January 1, 2011

Yoko Kanno

Composer/Arranger/Producer. While at Waseda University, she debuted as the keyboardist for the rock band Tetsu 100%. After the band broke up, she began composing, arranging, and producing. She has worked with various artists such as SMAP, Miki Imai, Maaya Sakamoto, Kyoko Koizumi, T.M Revolution, Shione Yukawa, and Chitose Hajime. Alongside that, she has won numerous advertising music awards from commercial jingles. She has also worked for many animation soundtracks. She has fans... Read More