Aki Takase (Pianist, Composer ) born in Osaka , Japan.
Studied music at Tohogakuen Music University in Tokyo, performed and recorded in the USA / Japan with Lester Bowie, David Liebman, Cecil Mcbee , Bob Moses, Joe Henderson, John Zorn and others.
1981 at the Jazz Festival in the Philharmony of Berlin.
She performed many times at the Berlin Jazz Festival in Germany. Since 1987 she lives in Berlin.
Intensive works with Alexander von Schlippenbach „Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra“, in Trio with Rashied Ali and Reggie Workman, in Stringquintet with Tristan Honsinger (a.o), W.C Handy Project with Fred Frith(a.o), in duets with David Murray, Maria Joao, N. H.Ö. Pedersen .
„Plays Fats Waller“, „Projects with Eugene Chadbourne, Rudi Mahall, Nils Wogram and Paul Lovens.
„Berliner Zeitung“Award (the best Artists of 1999 in the Berlin Newspaper).
1997-2000 guest professor at Hanns -Eisler music university in Berlin.
„The „SWR Jazz“ Award 2002.
„The German Record Critics „ Award1988- 2009) she is awarded 8 times .
The latest groups& project:
"New Blues Project": w/ Eugene Chadbourne, Rudi Mahall, Nils Wogram, Han Bennink
" LA PLANETE" w/ Louis Sclavis, Vincent Courtois, Dominique Pifarely
" LOK.03 " w/ Alex v. Schlippenbach and DJ ILLVibe
"Aki & The GOOD BOYS" w/ Tobias Delius, Rudi Mahall, Heinrich Köbberling, Johannes Fink
"In Duo " with Rudi Mahall, Louis Sclavis, Alex von Schlippenbach, Han Bennink, Ayumi Paul
"Klang und Texte " ("Reading and Music" performance) w/ Yoko Tawada
Dance Projects :"CADENZA" Duo Performance w / Yui Kawaguchi
"SO LONG ERIC PROJECT" w/ Axel Dörner, Henrik Walsdorff, Tobias Delius,Rudi Mahall, Nils Wogram, Antonio Bolghini, Wilbert de Joode, Heinrich Köbberling ,Han Bennink, Karl Berger ,Alexander v. Schlippenbach