Kei Akagi

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Date of Birth March 16, 1953
Place of Birth Japan
Age 67 years old
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Kei Akagi is a Japanese American jazz pianist. In particular, he is known for his work with the Airto Moreira/Flora Purim group and in Miles Davis's band in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Born: 16, 1953, Japan
Genres: Jazz, jazz fusion
Instruments: Piano
Associated acts: Airto Moreira/Flora Purim, Miles Davis
Website: Kei Akagi's Official site

About Kei Akagi

Jazz artist known for his fruitful collaborations with Miles Davis' band and the Airto Moreira/Flora Purim group in the 1980s and 1990s.

Before Fame

He moved to the United States at the age of 22 and became a prominent fixture on the California jazz scene.


He was named University of California, Irvine's Chancellor Professor of Music.

Family Life

His family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, soon after he was born, but returned to Japan when he was 12.


His work with the Miles Davis band as a sideman can be heard on 1989's Miles in Paris and Live Around the World from 1996.

Information related to Kei Akagi

  • Musicians from Aomori Prefecture
  • International Christian University alumni
  • Japanese jazz pianists
  • Miles Davis
  • Japanese emigrants to the United States
  • University of California, Irvine faculty
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Latest information about Kei Akagi updated on March 02, 2021.

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