Akiko Hori is a Japan original.
Akiko is a highly gifted and experienced performer. She transports audiences across a broad spectrum of musical styles ranging from Jazz, R&B, Classical, Latin and Contemporary standards.
Her musical education commenced at the age of five. Studies of great classical masters led her to the prestigious Music College of Nagoya in Japan where Akiko graduated with Bachelor of Piano.
Akiko continued her piano and vocal studies to incorporate Jazz, Blues and Latin American Music.
Her extensive vocal repertoire includes influential artists such as Etta James , Nina Simone , Aretha Franklin and Sade through to Ray Charles.
Excellence in musical skills, keyboard and vocals combined with an appealing personality, grace and style have made Akiko a consistent draw card for many 5 Star Hotels.
With an established successful career in Japan, Singapore, Macau and Australia.
Akiko continues to perform nationally here in Japan and internationally.
Akiko provides excellent entertainment and will prove to be a sound investment for your venue.
Since 2014, Akiko has been a regular on the exclusive luxury cruise line Princess Cruises as a guest entertainer. During each contract with Princess Cruises, she has regularly appeared as the resident pianist & singer at the Crooner’s Lounge.
When aboard the Sapphire Princess in 2015, Akiko performed a total of 10 months as performer and MC speaking and singing Chinese with great success. The passengers were Chinese via a Chinese charter from Mainland China.
For 2018 Akiko performed once again for Princess Cruises and from May 2019 she will be performing onboard “Diamond Princess” out of Yokohama, Japan.
“Enjoy the sophisticated stylings of this gifted performer”
Princess Cruise Line 2018