Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator, Conductor,
Through my music I want to remind people
there is beauty in imperfection and who they are now
is all they ever need to be.
I’m impressed with her. Her music has consistency, is intelligent and resonates with joy. Also, her compositions have a lot of personality. They all have who she is in them. And, these days, that’s a rare quality. They feel really honest and are uncluttered by things meant to impress in a pretentious way. She simply doesn’t try to prove something by moving away from who she is.
if you are in the mood for something completely original and different then this is the CD for you! Chie Imaizumi has managed to capture Japanese sensibility, emotion and culture and mix it with creative big band writing, wonderful soloists and the American Jazz tradition. The result is a unique and quite amazing meeting of two worlds!
Rocky Mountain PBS Interview
Thank you for reminding me that it’s enough just to be me.
I’d like to express my heartfelt gratitude to RMPBS, Donald Rossa, Kelley Dawkins, Gift of Jazz, Randy Brecker and Greg Gilbert for helping me breathe life into my vision that blossomed into something so much more than I could ever have imagined.
photo by Elle Naef
The Gift of Jazz welcomes back the Chie Imaizumi Little Big Band with special guests Randy Brecker and Greg Gisbert
A two-night, four show reunion show with Chie Imaizumi, Randy Brecker, and Greg Gisbert at Dazzle at the Denver Performing Arts Complex! Please go to Dazzle or Gift of Jazz's website to purchase your ticket(s)!