Welcome To Tomoko Ohno Home page
Thank you for waiting!
Finally I have my real home page.
I will do my best to up date!
Please enjoy my trio concert in Buenos Aires at the bottom of this pape !
My new album " Tres Saboles " is on CDBABY.com
Tomoko Ohno, born in Tokyo, began piano studies at the age of 4. As a teenager, she began playing professionally in the Tokyo area jazz scene.
After graduating from Rikkyo University in Law and Politics, Miss Ohno moved to the United States and entered the Jazz Studies Program at
William Paterson University in New Jersey, where she studied with Harold Mabern and Rufus Reid. During this time she had the opportunity to
perform with such artists as Jerome Richardson, Wynton Marsalis, Benny Golson and Joe Henderson. A recipient of the Student Award of Outstanding
Performance and a member of the Dean’s List, Miss Ohno graduated with a B.A. in Jazz Studies.
She has performed at Lincoln Center, Weill Recital, Carnegie Hall, The Blue Note, Birdland , in addition to appearing on live radio broadcasts
by WBGO and WNYC, and ABC TV's Good Morning America. She has performed and/or recorded with Slide Hampton, Claudio Roditi, James Spaulding,
Rufus Reid, The John Lee Quartet, The Dizzy Gillespie Alumni Big Band and Sherry Maricle and the Diva Jazz Orchestra, as well as working as a side musician
with such diverse musical ensembles as the Harlem Spiritual Ensemble and The Spirit of Life Ensemble.
Miss Ohno also leads her own group, and has released three CDs on the Japan-based Tokuma label. In 1997 her first album, “Powder Blue” was released, and
in 1999 her second album, “Affirmation” was released, followed in 2000 by the album "Natural Woman." Her album "Shadows of Spring" (recorded in Argentina)
was released by MDR Records in 2005. "Tomoko Ohno in Buenos Aires" was also released by MDR Records in 2007. The duet album with legendary Argentine
guitarist Ricardo Lew " From Tokio to Buenos Aires " was released in 2011 spring. The duo added the cellist Nestor Tedesco from Teatro Colon and released
Tango/Jazz album " Tres Sabores " in 2016.
Miss Ohno and bassist Jay Leonhart released their duo album " Don't You Wish !" in 2018 and planning a California tour in 2018 summer.
She also performed for Brazilian drummer Samuel Martinelle's debut album " Crossing Paths" with Claudio Roditi and Marcus McLaurine and it is scheduled to
be released in spring 2018.
Miss Ohno is also active as a composer, and has been the recipient of a grant from The Meet The Composer Foundation. Commissioned works include pieces
written for the Englewinds Chamber Ensemble.
Friday May 10, 8:00pm @ Maureen's Jazz Cellar in Nyack, NY with Jay Leonhart Trio
Saturday May 11, 4:00-5:00pm @ Zion in Maplewood, NJ (Free Concert)
Live performance with painter Keico Watanabe
Tuesday May 14, 8:00pm @ Hotel Refinery with Samuel Martinelli Trio
Wednesday May 15, 7:00pm @ Shanghai Jazz
Saturday May 18, 5:30pm @ Birdland NY with Jay Leonhart Trio
Saturday May 18 8:00pm @ Trumpets in Montclaire with Claudio Roditi Group