Jazz - Musician/Composer/Producer

New CD "JEWEL"

 
Chika Asamoto Jewel CD Cover

Comtemporary Jazz, R&B /9 Original songs/1 cover song "Both sides Now" by Joni Michell

 

The talents of contemporary jazz saxophonist Chika Asamoto shine brightly on her latest release "Jewel", which is cut inside to outside with one radiant track after another. Here, Asamoto delivers on that unique ability of her to induce auditory euphoria by crafting catchy, optimistic, saxophone-driven tunes with an un-mistakable, eastern style while, perhaps more on this release than on others, incorporating world music influences. Reminds me of the music I grew up, in the 80's and early 90's, when the Wave had some of Contemporary Jazz' great artists.

— Marti Ivanovski   Lite Jazz

 

Song List

1. Einja 05:00
2. Rainy Night 06:25
3. Sedap Malam 05:33
4. Wild Life 05:14
5. River 02:46
6. Paradise 05:43
7. Cogs 4 05:44
8. Dolphine Blue 05:02
9. Sunflower 04:16
10. Both Sides Now 05:35

 

Chika Asamoto - Jewel at disk union Chika Asamoto - Jewel at Deezer.com Chika Asamoto - Jewel available at iTunes

 

"My most favorite CD in 2015"
by FM Lite Jazz

 

"Smooth and emotional, One and only tone of sax"
by Harry Melchior   FM Swiss Groove

 

"I find Asamoto's music touches me in an almost indescribable way. Her funky vibe always lifts me, but her solos are often solemn and deeply reflective, taking me to the other side of the emotional coin."
by Chris O'Connor   The Jakarta Post

 

 

 

 

Past and Upcoming Show

2015

Dec 23th
Oct 3rd   Chiba Minato Jazz Festival, Japan
Oct 1st   "New Morning", Paris France as guest for Roland Tchakounte Concert
Sep 16th   JZ BRAT, TOKYO "Chika Asamoto Sextet"

 

2014

Nov   Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Indonesia
Oct 11th   TEDxUBUD, Indonesia
Aug 8th   Ubud Village Jazz Festival, Indonesia
Aug 1st   Motion Blue Yokohama, Japan
July 7th   Jimbaran Jazz Festival, Bali, Indonesia
Feb 22nd and 23rd   No Black Tie, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
and more……