She started to play piano at age 7, with a liking for Bach, Shostakovich, Schubert and Takemitsu. She studied classical piano performance at University. On hearing Miles Davis her direction changed. Since moving to England she has been performing in the UK, Japan and Germany. She has released 4 albums, been played on BBC radio 3, Jazz FM and the other jazz radio stations. In the past she played at the Isle of Wight ‘Jazz Diva’ Festival, the Vortex and Ray’s Jazz. Recently she played at EFG London Jazz Festival (2017) and Aberjazz Festival, West Wales. (August 2018)

There is an atmospheric element which Japanese musicians inherently weave throughout their compositions, giving their music a singular dimension which is readily identifiable. Acknowledged for her trademark lyricism, pianist Taeko Kunishima reflects upon the wonders of nature on Iridescent Clouds, her latest album, “offering elegant improvised passages encased in a meditative concept.”

Iridescent Clouds : All about Jazz : 2016: James Nadal

This is carefully crafted, consistently beautiful music that has a way of getting under your skin and staying there, something that the intriguing and exotic instrumentation positively encourages.

Ian Mann (The Jazz Mann)

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Julia Biel – Live from the church


Motherboard Pinball


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VOTI – Newcastle Jazz Festival 2021


VOTI – Robert Mitchell’s 50th Birthday Concert


VOTI – Julian Siegel: Tales from the Jacquard


APPJAG Review of Jazz in England


Watch and Listen – Deemer #2


Watch and Listen – Queen Mab


Watch and Listen – Deemer


Watch and Listen – Ivo Neame


Watch and Listen – Eliza Oakes


Watch and Listen – Isobella Burnham


Watch and Listen – JazznewbloodTAPES


Yazz Ahmed In Conversation


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Watch and Listen – Open Conversations EP1 Part 2


Watch and Listen – Open Conversations EP1 Part 1


Watch and Listen – DJ Ritu


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Jan 20, 2022
  The Bulls Head

Hannah Horton Quartet

Feb 27, 2022
  Colchester Arts Jazz Club


Jan 27, 2022
  The Jazz Cafe


Feb 4, 2022
  The Jazz Cafe

Dom Pipkin & The Ikos Trio

Jan 20, 2022
  Boston Room at George IV

Sarah Moule & Simon Wallace Valentine’s Day – Love Go Round

Feb 14, 2022
  The Pheasantry, PizzaExpress King's Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4UT

Julian Costello Quartet

Jan 20, 2022
  Spice of Life

Komodo Horns + Francesca Confortini

Jan 19, 2022
  Pizza Express Jazz Club (Soho)

Art Themen Quartet

Jan 21, 2022
  The Bulls Head


Feb 4, 2022

Vasilis Xenopoulos Dexterity Quintet

Jan 28, 2022
  The Progress Theatre


Apr 21, 2022


Mar 2, 2022


Jan 18, 2022
  The Roundhouse

Jazz In The Round – Celebrating 10 Years

Jan 31, 2022
  The Cockpit

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