Queen of the Organ
Akiko's playing is like watching a flower blooming, a bird spreading her wings in the music world. Akiko is here to stay. Making Japan proud after just a few short years in the USA!
Dr. Lonnie Smith
"Akiko plays her personality...intense, positive, energetic and joyous. She plays to make others sound as good as they possibly can. It is always a joy to share the stage with her and play off of each other's nergy." I look forward to many more great musical experiences from her AND with her!"
One of the most talked-about and acclaimed jazz organists on the scene today!
With a million dollar smile and stage presence that makes one glad to be in the audience, she is a killer player!
Tsuruga investigates a banquet of moods -- from slow and steamy to straight swing to down-home funk -- with verve, feeling and persuasion.
She's the real deal.