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Kei Akagi

Kei Akagi

Kei Akagi
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Intro Pianist
Is Musician Pianist Jazz musician Educator
From United States of America
Type Academia Music
Gender male
Birth 16 March 1953, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Age 68 years
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Kei Akagi (ケイ 赤城/赤城 恵, Akagi Kei, born March 16, 1953) 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
  • 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)
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