Masumi Timson






Masumi Timson holds a Master's degree (師範 – Shihan) in Koto from the Seiha School of Japanese Traditional Music. She plays both classical and contemporary Koto music, and sings Japanese classical songs with koto and shamisen accompaniment. She enjoys collaborating with a variety of western musical instruments to explore a wide range of musical genres from Jazz, Blues, and Tango, to Mozart.

Masumi participated in the recording of several Pink Martini albums including 1969 with legendary Japanese singer Saori Yuki. She has performed with the band at various venues, including New York's Carnegie Hall, Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl, the Grand Rex in Paris, Blue Note Tokyo, Tokyo Kokusai Forum and Tokyo Billboard Live in Tokyo.

Please see the Recordings and Performances pages for further details.


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