A NYC resident, Japan’s beloved pianist/composer/singer-songwriter Akiko Yano has been playing with her longtime NYC musician friends, Will Lee (bass & vocals) and Chris Parker (drums) over a decade. Akiko recorded her debut album, Japanese Girl (1976), with Lowell George and Little Feet in LA. Three albums were released by Nonesuch Records, AKIKO YANO, LOVE LIFE, and PIANO NIGHTLY in the 90's. Her 27th original album, akiko, was produced by T Bone Burnett in 2008. In 2019, the vinyl of the album TADAIMA <I’m home> (1981) will be reissued on French label Wewantsounds.