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
Update: The last 3 months
December 10th, 2021
I had the privilege of working with Music Supervisor, Maureen Crowe, on the Whitney Houston biopic, "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" which is expected to be released at the end of 2022. I also worked on Jennifer Lopez’s soon-to-be released project. For the 44th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, worked on the music for many of the presenters and performers like Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey and Bette Midler. In October I was involved with preparing the music for Keep Memory Alive’s 25th Power of Love gala which included performances by Smokey Robinson and Babyface. I am currently helping John Clayton with music preparation for the Jazz Cruise 2022.
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