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Kei Akagi

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Instruments  Piano
Genres  Jazz, Jazz fusion
Associated acts  Miles Davis
Role  Jazz Pianist
Name  Kei Akagi

Kei Akagi Kei Akagi Trio Blue Whale Music Jazz Los Angeles
Born  March 16, 1953 (age 62) Japan (1953-03-16)
Albums  Circlepoint, Mirror Puzzle, Playroom
Similar People  Rick Margitza, Larry Koonse, James Newton, Charles Fambrough, Bobby Shew

Kei Akagi: Playground - The Dog and The Snake (live)

Kei Akagi (ケイ 赤城/赤城 恵, Akagi Kei, born March 16, 1953) is a Japanese American jazz pianist. In particular, he is known for his work with the Airto Moreira/Flora Purim group and in Miles Davis's band in the late 1980s and early 1990s.


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He was born in Japan, but lived in Cleveland, Ohio, for part of his childhood, until he moved back to Japan at the age of 12. He later returned to the United States at 22. He is associated with the Californian jazz scene at present. He is the Chancellor Professor of Music at the University of California, Irvine.

Kei Akagi Kei Akagi and the Tokyo Trio Claire Trevor School of the

A night with kei akagi friends

As leader

Kei Akagi kei akagi topics
  • Symphonic Fusion "THE EARTH" (Nippon Columbia, 1983)
  • Playroom (Moo/Mesa Bluemoon, 1992)
  • Mirror Puzzle (Audioquest, 1994) with Charles Fambrough, Willie Jones III & Rick Margitza
  • New Smiles and Traveled Miles (Media Ring, 1998)
  • Viewpoint (Video Arts, 2000)
  • Palette (Video Arts, 2001)
  • A Hint of You (Video Arts, 2003)
  • Grand New Touch (Video Arts, 2003) with Fumio Karashima
  • Modern Ivory (Video Arts, 2004)
  • Viewpoint (Video Arts, 2005)
  • Live-Shapes in Sound (Video Arts, 2006)
  • Liquid Blue (Video Arts, 2007)
  • As sideman

    With Miles Davis

    Kei Akagi Kei Akagi Master of Improvisation UC Irvine YouTube
  • Miles in Paris (1989)
  • Live Around the World (1996)

  • Kei Akagi Kei Akagi and Friends An Evening of Jazz Claire Trevor School of

    With Frank Gambale

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  • Live! (1989)

  • Kei Akagi Kei AKAGI PIANO SOLO Christmas special Jazz Live 2011 JJazzNet blog

    With Al di Meola


    Kei Akagi Wikipedia