Yukiko, a bilingual vocalist







Yukiko, a bilingual vocalist, cherishes both American and Japanese music, and embraces songs that are universal. She specializes in Standards, Country, Pop, R&B, Latin, Broadway show tunes, and Inspirational music. ( Yukiko's Repertoire )

Her versatility and creativity includes signature performances such as  Edith Piaf's Hymne à l'amour (If You Love Me, Really Love Me / 愛の讃歌), and Tom Jones' Love Me Tonight which is arranged in an unusual Samba. Uptempo tunes such as Moondance, Sway, and Unchain My heart (to name a few) are loved by her fans. For her passion in Latin music, Yukiko's repertoire includes Spanish and Latin Jazz songs, and she has arranged many Standard American songs in a Latin style. 

Yukiko's strengths as a vocalist are demonstrated by her rhythmic articulation and creative phrasing. This is an attribute passed down from the legendary vocalist, the late Anne Marie Moss, who sang for many big bands including the Count Basie Orchestra. Yukiko's wide vocal range compliments her unique song styling and arrangements. Her credits include the sold out one woman show at Don't Tell Mama, lead character Mae East (as opposed to May West) in Christine Chang film - Be Good My Children, guest vocalist for the Phil Caggiano's show, Don Carter's band, and Les Kurz trio.  

Yukiko strives to remain versatile and spiritual, in order to reach people from all walks of life. Yukiko's fans enjoy her special gifts that touch their hearts.

A new website with more videos with lively performances, audio samples, and CDs is under construction. You can find Yukiko's YouTube channel by searching "yukiko takemoto youtube". With Yukiko's exciting, loving and inspirational live performance, your next event will sure to be unforgettable. Hire Yukiko for your upcoming events. You will be happy you did.