6歳よりピアノを学ぶ。母親の影響で幼少期から様々なジャンルの洋楽に触れて育ち、特にMotownにはじまるBlack Musicに深く慣れ親しむ。Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Earth, Wind & Fire, Marvin Gaye, Marlena Shaw, Donny Hathawayなどのアーティストに強く影響を受ける。



レパートリーはジャズだけにはとどまらず、幼少期から慣れ親しんだSoul, R&B, POPSなど幅広い。


2018年10月にアルバム”Sky and Sea” を制作・リリース。

主な共演者に、米木康志(B)大口純一郎(Pf)大石学(P)田中朋子(Pf)瀬尾高志(B)PORTA CHIUSA(スイス人クラリネット三重奏)の各氏等。

現在は、北海道のJazz Barなどを中心に自己のグループで精力的にライヴを行う他、学生時代を過ごした関西へのツアー等も定期的に行う。グランドホテル バー・オールドサルーン1934のレギュラーヴォーカリスト。

好きなこと・まっさらになれること - 西洋絵画、美術館、旅行。





Masae TAKANO   as Jazz Vocal

Born in Sapporo, Hokkaido.

Graduated from Osaka University, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry.

Started piano at age six. Influenced greatly by mother’s music preferences and grew up listening to various genres of western music, especially Motown and other black music. Inspired by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Earth, Wind & Fire, Marvin Gaye, Marlena Shaw, and Donny Hathaway.

Moved to Osaka in 1999 to start college and began singing career. Performed live at multiple music scenes and events within the Keihanshin (Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe) area.

Returned to hometown of Sapporo in 2004 and began career as vocalist.

Repertoire not limited to jazz, and consists of wide range of music familiar from childhood, such as Soul, R&B, and pops.

First mini album “BRIDGES” released in June, 2013.

“Sky and Sea” released in October, 2018.

Co-performers include Yasushi YONEKI (Bass), Junichiro OKUCHI (Piano), Manabu OHISHI (Piano), Tomoko TANAKA (Piano), Takashi SEO (Bass), PORTA CHIUSA (Swiss Clarinet Trio).

Current venues mainly at jazz bars within Sapporo City and occasional visits to Western Japan. Regular vocalist at Old Saloon 1934 at Sapporo Grand Hotel.

Interests: western paintings, museums, travelling

Masae TAKANO web site


@masae_0615 (as lover of arts)