Aki Takase (Pianist, Composer ) born in Osaka , Japan.

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& projects:

" LA PLANETE" w/ Louis Sclavis, Vincent Courtois, Dominique Pifarely
" LOK.03 " w/ Alex v. Schlippenbach and DJ ILLVibe
"Aki & The GOOD BOYS" w/ Henrik Walsdorff, Rudi Mahall, Heinrich Köbberling, Johannes Fink
"New Blues Project": w/ Eugene Chadbourne, Rudi Mahall, Nils Wogram, Han Bennink
In Duo " with Rudi Mahall, Louis Sclavis, Alex von Schlippenbach, Han Bennink, David Murray, Ayumi Paul
"Klang und Texte " ("Reading and Music" performance) w/ Yoko Tawada
Dance Projects :"CADENZA" Duo Performance w / Yui Kawaguchi
"Ensemble Sonne" Contemporary Dance Company w/Toshiko Oka

"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