from Saitama Prefecture, Japan.
She began playing the saxophone in the junior high school brass band, and then switched to jazz upon entering high school. She started performing at live houses in Tokyo during her high school years. She was accepted as a full scholarship student at the Shobi University School of Music, Jazz Course. She studied under Atsushi Ikeda, Jo Yamada, and Toshio Miki. At the SEIKO Summer Jazz Camp 2018, she received the Most Improved Student Award. As a member of the Makoto Ozone presents JFC All Star Big Band, she performed at the Tokyo Jazz festival in 2017 and 2018. In March 2020, she graduated from Shobi University with excellent grades and has been actively performing at live houses in the Kanto region since then.
In September 2021, she moved to the United States to pursue her graduate studies at Queens College, City University of New York. After coming to the US, she has not only been involved in small ensemble performances but also focused on playing in big bands and arranging music. In May 2023, she graduated with outstanding achievements and was awarded the Marvin Hamlisch Award for excellence in arranging. During her time in graduate school, she studied saxophone with Antonio Hart and Tim Armacost, composition and arranging with Michael Phillip Mossman, and jazz piano with Jeb Patton. Currently, she is based in New York and actively pursuing her career there.
中学校の吹奏楽部にてサックスを始め、高校入学と同時にジャズに転向。高校在学時から都内のライブハウスなどで演奏活動を始める。尚美学園大学音楽表現学科ジャズコースに全額特待生として合格。池田篤氏、山田穣氏、三木俊雄氏に師事。SEIKO summer jazz camp2018ではmost improved student awardを受賞。小曽根真氏presents JFC all star big bandのメンバーとして2017年、2018年2年連続東京ジャズに出演。2020年3月尚美学園大学を優秀な成績で卒業し、卒業後は関東のライブハウスを中心に活動。
2021年9月よりニューヨーク市立大学Queens Collegeの大学院へ留学のため渡米。渡米後は小編成の演奏活動だけでなく、大編成のバンドや作編曲にも力を入れる。2023年5月に優秀な成績で卒業し、優れたアレンジャーへ贈られる「マービンハムリッシュアワード」を受賞。大学院では、サクソフォンをAntonio Hart, Tim Armacost、作編曲をMichael Phillip Mossman、ジャズピアノをJeb Pattonから学ぶ。現在はニューヨークを拠点に活動している。
Awards and Scholarships
SEIKO summer jazz camp 2018 “The Most Improved Student Award”
Rotary International Scholarship
2021 – 2022 Saitama Prefecture Global Scholarship 2021 Marvin Hamlisch award Queens College 2023