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。





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 department of chemistry, faculty of science, Osaka University.

Learned the piano from the age of 6. Have grown up touching various genres of western music since childhood affected by mother, accustomed to black music, especially beginning from Motown. Influenced by artists such as Stevie Wonder,  Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Earth, Wind & Fire, Marvin Gaye, Marlena Shaw, Donny Hathaway.

Moved to Osaka to spend college life in 1999. Started to "Singing". Joined various scenes such as live performances and events in Keihanshin ("Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe")  area.

After returning to home town Sapporo in 2004, started the career as vocalist.

The repertoire is not limited to jazz standerds but wide range such as Soul, R&B, POPS etc familiar from childhood.

In 2013, released 1st mini album "BRIDGES".

In 2018, released album "Sky and Sea".

Play with many musicians such as  Yasushi YONEKI (Bass), Junichiro OKUCHI (Piano), Manabu OHISHI (Piano), Tomoko TANAKA(Piano), Takashi SEO(Bass), PORTA CHIUSA(Clarinet trio from Swizerland)...

Currently sing mainly at Jazz spot in Sapporo City, and regular vocalist at Grand Hotel Bar Old Saloon 1934.

Favorite things -  western paintings, museums, travelling

Masae TAKANO web site


@masae_0615 (as lover of arts)

@masaemusic (as musician)