biography

BREEZE was formed in 1993 by five students of Yoshiko Goto at Meser Haus Music College. Each member also works as a solo singer. Each member's wide range of voices and their swingy harmonies and scat singing make BREEZE a unique Jazz group.
Their repertoire ranges from jazz standards to popular music to Japanese songs. BREEZE has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Gold Award at the Asakusa Amateur Jazz Contest (1993), and the Best New Vocal Group at the 11th Tsumura Jazz Vocal awards (1995). They have been repeatedly voted among the top three most popular vocal groups by Swing Journal readers.

BREEZE released their first album “Foot Steps” in 1997, which was followed by “Kaze Fuku Koro” (“The Time the Wind Blows”) in 1999, and “My Favorite Things” in 2002. The latest album "STANDARD SONGS" was released in January 2014.They recorded with Jeff Hamilton trio and Harry Allen. Currently, BREEZE performs in various concerts,live houses, and Jazz events throughout Japan. They have also performed for various TV and Radio shows. In addition to Japan, the group has performed internationally with concerts in China and South Korea. In 1998, they began what has become an annual appearance at multiple venues in Los Angeles. They have also performed at venues in Hawaii, San Francisco, and at the Breda Jazz Festival in the Netherlands (2009).

The group has been fortunate to perform together with internationally renowned vocalists and musicians, including George Gaffney, Harold Jones, Jim Hughart, John Chiodini, Roy McCurdy, Warren Vaché, Ray Kennedy, and many others.

Their reputation continues to grow...

【Keiko Kosuge】/Soprano
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松室 つかさ 【Tsukasa Matsumuro】/Alto
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【Manabu Nakamura】/Tenor / Arrange /Piano
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【Takaaki Isogai】/ Bariton / Dj /Narrate
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