Senri Oe

As a best-selling Sony Music recording artist, Senri Oe has been active and influential in the Japanese music scene as a singer, lyricist, composer and arranger since his debut in 1983. In 2008, Oe paused his career in pop music to pursue jazz and moved to New York. He studied under Aaron Goldberg, Junior Mance etc. and graduated from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary. In 2012, Senri Oe's international debut all-jazz album, "Boys Mature Slow" generated rave reviews in the US and Japan and received Jazz Japan Awards Album of The Year. In 2013, his second album "Spooky Hotel" went to the top in the Billboard Japan Jazz Charts. His latest “Collective Scribble” was released in February 2015. In 2014 and 2015, Oe collaborated with Miki Orihara, principal of Martha Graham Dance Company, for her successful solo performances in New York City, San Francisco, Wisconsin and Amsterdam.