Kei Akagi

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born on 16/3/1953 in Sendai, Honshu, Japan

Kei Akagi

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Kei Akagi

Kei Akagi ( / Akagi Kei?, born March 16, 1953)[1] is a Japanese American jazz pianist. In particular, he is known for his work with the Airto Moreira/Flora Purim group and in Miles Davis's band in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

He was born in Japan, but lived in Cleveland, Ohio for part of his childhood, until he moved back to Japan at the age of 12. He later returned to the United States at 22. He is associated with the Californian jazz scene at present. He is the Chancellor Professor of Music at the University of California, Irvine.


As leader

  • Symphonic Fusion "THE EARTH" (Nippon Columbia, 1983)
  • Playroom (Moo/Mesa Bluemoon, 1992)
  • Mirror Puzzle (Audioquest, 1994) with Charles Fambrough, Willie Jones III & Rick Margitza [2]
  • New Smiles and Traveled Miles (Media Ring, 1998)
  • Viewpoint (Video Arts, 2000)
  • Palette (Video Arts, 2001)
  • A Hint of You (Video Arts, 2003)
  • Grand New Touch (Video Arts, 2003) with Fumio Karashima
  • Modern Ivory (Video Arts, 2004)
  • Viewpoint (Video Arts, 2005)
  • Live-Shapes in Sound (Video Arts, 2006)
  • Liquid Blue (Video Arts, 2007)

As sideman

With Miles Davis

  • Miles in Paris (1989)
  • Live Around the World (1996)

With Frank Gambale

  • Live! (1989)


  1. Gilbert, Mark (2002). Akagi, Kei Barry Kernfeld The new Grove dictionary of jazz, vol. 1, 2nd, New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc..

External links

  • Official Website (Japanese)
  • Billboard bio
  • Faculty bio UCI
  • Allmusic
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