Aki Takase (Pianist, Composer ) born in Osaka , Japan.

1981 at the Jazz Festival in the Philharmony of Berlin.
She performed many times at the Berlin Jazz Festival in Germany. Since 1988 she lives in Berlin.
Intensive works with Alexander von Schlippenbach „Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra“, in Trio with Rashied Ali and Reggie Workman.
1997-2000 guest The German Record Critics‘ Award 2001, 2004, 2006. In total she received the awards eight times. at Hanns -Eisler music university in Berlin.
W.C Handy Project with Fred Frith(a.o)
In duets and groups with David Murray, Maria Joao, N. H.Ö. Pedersen, Joe Henderson, M.Vitous
„Plays Fats Waller“, „Projects with Eugene Chadbourne, Rudi Mahall, Nils Wogram and Paul Lovens.
„SO LONG ERIC PROJECT“ w/ Axel Dörner, Henrik Walsdorff, Tobias Delius,Rudi Mahall, Nils Wogram, Antonio Bolghini, Wilbert de Joode, Heinrich Köbberling ,Han Bennink, Karl Berger, Alexander v. Schlippenbach

„In Duo “ with David Murray, Rudi Mahall, Louis Sclavis, Alex v. Schlippenbach, Han Bennink, Silke Eberhard,
Ingrid Laubrock and Daniel Erdmann
„LA PLANETE“ w/ Louis Sclavis, Vincent Courtois, Dominique Pifarely
“ LOK.03 “ w/ Alex v. Schlippenbach and DJIIIVibe
„TAMA“ w/ Jan Roder, Oliver Steidle
„Klang und Texte “ („Reading and Music“ performance) w/ Yoko Tawada
„Dance Projects„:“CADENZA“ Duo Performance w / Yui Kawaguchi
„Ensemble Sonne“ Contemporary Dance Company w / Toshiko Oka “ Das flingende Klassenzimmer“

New groups:2018-
„ Japanic“ with Daniel Erdmann, DJlllvibe, Johannes Fink, Dag Magnus Narvesen
„Da Capo“ Music and Dance Project with Louis Sclavis, DJlllvibe, Yui Kawaguchi, Kofie de Vibe

Berliner Zeitung“Award (the best Artists of 1999 in the Berlin Newspaper)
„The „SWR Jazz“ Award 2002.
CD „Cherry-Sakura“ with David Murray „The German Record Critics „ Award(2017/2)
The German Record Critics‘ Award 1988, 1990, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007. 2009, In total she received the awards nein times (1988-2017).

“JAZZ PREIS BERLIN „ Award 2018