"Kyoko Ogawa has a voice which is sparkling like spring water. On this, her first CD, her intonation is right on. She is on her way to her career as a crossover vocalist, mixing her classical background with the songs of the Great American Song Book." -Gino Moratti, Artistic director, Jazz at Kitano (voted one of the best jazz clubs in New York City-NYC Jazz Record)
Kyoko Ogawa native of Japan is a New York based crossover singer. She is pursuing her style in classical music featuring Jazz and popular music.
Kyoko Ogawa grew up in Osaka/Japan and started learning classical singing at the age of 15. One year later she moved Liverpool/UK where she studied voice and drama at Birkenhead high school. After moving back to Japan in 2004, she was a finalist of the Japan Classical Music Competition. She graduated high school in 2005 and was accepted at Osaka College of Music. During her time at Osaka College of Music she gave various solo crossover concerts and performed in Tokyo (Tenmado), Osaka(Mei Theather) and dinner shows in Kyoto at the Rehga Royal Hotel. Other appearances include Ishikawa Ongakudo Concert Hall, Prince Hotel, College Opera House, Kobe NHK, and many more.
In 2008 she got accepted at Manhattan School of Music/New York City. During her studies at Manhattan School of Music she continued to perform regularly in New York and Japan at venues such as Hyogo Performing Arts Center and Manhattan School of Music. She graduated from Manhattan School of Music in 2011.
In the same year she was chosen to sing at a very special Japan Relief concert at the Kitano Jazz Club in New York City. This concert featured some of the finest and most established musicians in both the classical, as well as the jazz world, including Kevin Hayes, Gerald Clayton, Toshiko Akiyoshi and Barry Harris.
Now She continues to reside in New York City where she regularly performs, records and works on new projects including performances at venues such as The Duplex, Don't Tell Mama, Moldy, Merkin Concert Hall, Advent Lutheran Church and The Kitano.