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|
|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.
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.
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