Junko Onishi

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Birthday
16, 1967
Birthplace
Kyoto, Japan
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
16, 1967 (age 52)
Birthplace
Kyoto, Japan

About

Post-bop jazz artist favorably compared to jazz great McCoy Tyner and admired contemporaries Kenny Kirkland and Mulgrew Miller.

Before Fame

She studied at the Berklee College of Music after which she relocated to New York City.

Trivia

Her song Trinity was featured in Blue Note: A Story of Modern Jazz, a 1997 documentary.

Family Life

She was born in Kyoto and grew up in Tokyo where her family nurtured her talents by enrolling her in classical piano lessons.

Associated With

She credited Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, and Ornette Coleman as being her artistic inspirations.