Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator, Educator, Copyist, Pianist
Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll "Rising Star Arranger" "Rising Star Composer "
International Songwriting Competition 2nd place in the Jazz category
Herb Pomeroy Award for excellence in Jazz Composition
Rocky Mountain Jazz Artist of the Year
Won the Yamaha Electone Competition for outstanding performance at the regional and national levels numerous years in a row
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 amazingly meeting of two worlds!
Multi-Grammy Award Winning Artist
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.
Multi-Grammy Award Winning Composer
The 44th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
I had the privilege of preparing the music for many of the presenters and performers for the 44th Kennedy Center Honors, under the direction of the wonderful Diane Louie.
This year's broadcast celebrated lifetime artistic achievements of stage and screen star Bette Midler, most recently on Broadway in a Tony-winning turn as Dolly Gallagher Levi in the revival of Hello, Dolly!; operatic bass-baritone Justino Díaz; Motown founder, songwriter, producer, and director Berry Gordy; Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels; and singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell.