Ms. Hiroko Williams: Jazz Singer
Her seven Albums since released in the year 2012 have been breaking a record (the top of Jazz Charts) , series after series.
Currently making all-over-Japan tours and serving as radio program personality for “ MY ROOM JAZZ ” .
2013：The album ‘A Wish ’ awarded the Bronze Medal on 'Jazz Audio Disk Prize : in the Category of Vocalists (Jazz Review Magazines).'
2014：’ A Wish ’ got the 2nd prize on Billboard Japan, and was used for ANA in-flight music program from April to June.
The album ‘ MY ROOM side 1 ’ awarded the Silver Prize(the first as Japanese vocalist) on ‘ Jazz Audio Disk Prize : in the Category of Vocalists (Jazz Review Magazines) ’.
2015：Filled to capacity were the two major concerts at ‘Blue Note Nagoya in Oct.’ and ‘Mt. Rainier Shibuya Hall in Dec.’, drawing high applause from the audience.
2016：Got the 1st place in sales for her two albums among Japanese musicians, with the albums ranked as top 20 sales for the year 2015 (Jazz & Fusion Category by Amazons ).
Mr. Katsuhisa Hattori (Composer & Arranger) once praised her saying,
“ When I listen to her sing, I wonder as if her voices were 'A Rolls-Royce with the best engine' cruising very gracefully and elegantly along the highway at a speed of 100 kilometers an hour. ”
Her singing, as praised above, has been getting the attention of audio industries which call her as ‘ Epoch Maker Audio Queen , ’ with her albums quite often appearing on various Audio Magazines, further spreading over to Europe, Asia, and enjoying great popularity at audio shops in Germany, Italy, Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia and so on.
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The Concerts She Performed for:
Nov. ‘A Wish’ Album-Release Tour with Pf. John di Martino from New York
@ Motion Blue, Yokohama and nine other Jazz spots, all over Japan
Sep. Music Recital to commemorate the 55th & 77th Anniversary of
Katsuhisa Hattori’s career as a musician (Composer, Arranger) and his birthday.
@ Morinomiya Piloti Hall (w. 1,030 seats), Osaka
Oct. Music Recital to commemorate the 55th& 77th Anniversary of
Katsuhisa Hattori’s career as a musician (Composer, Arranger)
and his birthday.
@ Tokyo International Forum C Hall (w. 1,502 seats), Tokyo
Oct. Jazz Duo Concert: Williams Hiroko with Yoko Natsuki. (Actress)
@ Yokohama Jazz Promenade Kannai Hall (w. 300 seats), Yokohama
Oct. Hiroko Williams Concert with Shohta Shumputei(*)and Naoko Terai(**)
(*)Rakugo-ka: comedic storyteller(**)Violinist
@ AOI Hall (w. 618 seats), Shizuoka Pref.
‘My Room’ Album-Release Tour
Oct. @ Blue Note Nagoya (double runs) (w. 180 seats each), Nagoya
Nov. @ ACROS Arena Hall (w. 100 seats), Fukuoka Pref.
Dec. @ Mt. Rainier Hall, Shibuya Pleasure Pleasure (w. 314 seats), Tokyo
Dec. ‘Jazz for Kids’ Concert
@ Nakagawa Culture Theater (double runs) (w. 446 seats each), Nagoya
Feb. Collaboration Concert with Nagoya City Science Museum Planetarium
@ Moriyama Culture Theater (w. 400 seats), Nagoya
Feb. Valentine Concert by Naoko Terai (Vl.) as a guest vocalist
@ Granship Reception Hall (w. 400 seats), Shizuoka Pref.
Dec. ‘My Room for Christmas’ Album-Release Tour
@ Ginza YAMAHA Hall (w. 333 seats), Tokyo .
@ Blue Note Nagoya (double runs) (w. 180 seats each), Nagoya
■ Jazz Festivals and Others
・Yokohama Jazz Promenade (Kanagawa Pref.)
・Okazaki Jazz Street (Aichi Pref.)
・Nakasu Jazz Festival (Fukuoka Pref.)
・Jozen-ji Temple Jazz Street(Sendai, Miyagi Pref.
・Noto Montreux Jazz Festival (Ishikawa Pref.
・Wakamatsu Tetsu-jin[*]Jazz [*Iron Man]
@Wakamatsu Citizen Hall, Kita-Kyushu City, Fukuoka Pref.
・The Opening Ceremony for The Fuku-Toshin [Sub-center] Line (Tokyo)
・Ojiya Jazz Concert (Niigata Pref.)
■ Art Festivals for High School Students
・@Bunka Civic Hall, Tokyo
・@Ginza Blossom Hall, Tokyo
・@Kamakura Art Theater, Kanagawa Pref.
・@Kanagawa Art Theater, Kanagawa Pref.
・Co-starring with High School Big Band Orchestra,
@ Wakamatsu Citizen Hall, Kita-Kyushu City, Fukuoka Pref.
■ Annual Concerts
・Autumn Concerts @various places all over Japan