LINDEE HOSHIKAWA earned her BA in Communications from Temple University, Japan Campus, and worked on numerous film, TV, music and media projects during 2009-2011 in the Tokyo area. In 2009, Lindee was awarded the Creative Arts Research Grant (CARAS) from Temple University, and became a creative partner for Global Lives Project, assistant directing the Lebanon shoot and acting as post-production lead for the Kazakhstan shoot. In 2010, she was awarded the Academic Award; Community Outreach and Promising Professional Awards from Temple University. In 2010, Lindee associate-produced the award-winning documentary film Tokyo Waka, a visual poem about Tokyo, its people and 20,000 crows directed by Stylo Films. Lindee’s music has been used in the award-winning documentary film, NIKKEI by Venezuelan director, Kaori Flores Yonekura.
In 2011, after experiencing the Tōhoku Earthquake and subsequent tsunami and nuclear disasters, Lindee was compelled to commit herself to the creation of music. Lindee now holds multiple performing residencies in both Western and Eastern Washington and performs around 160 shows per year. Lindee’s foundation is in jazz, but she also incorporates pop, blues and soul into her performances and original compositions.
Lindee's earliest musical influences were of American classic musicals, such as "Singing in The Rain," "American in Paris," "Meet Me in St Louis." Japanese pop music from the 80's and 90's such as Matsuda Seiko, Mr. Children and Utada Hikaru. Later in her teens, Lindee fell in love with Jazz and Classical music. Lindee's all-time favorite singer is the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald.
Lindee has recorded and self-released three titles: “Long Road EP” (2007) produced by Justin Froese, “Songs From Tokyo” (2012) and “Mother Miriam” (2015) with Latin Grammy award-winning producer, Enrique Gonzalez Müller. Lindee studied vocal jazz with the late Michiko I. Pumpian, and guitar with Charles McCrone of Kaleidoscope Music School. Lindee has performed at the YMCA AK Guy Awards Luncheon, Eastside Aki Matsuri, and many other events in the Pacific Northwest.
Lindee has always lived between Japan and the Seattle area and writes her songs in both Japanese and English. She performed around Tokyo and Yokohama (2008 to 2012) and has deep love and appreciation for her roots there. Lindee also loves geology, Chinese (kung-fu style) tea, hiking, skiing and onsen.
幼 少の頃より音楽と歌に興味を持ち、6歳からピアノを習い始める。10歳〜15歳まで大阪に移住。その後シアトルに戻り、エレキベースやギターに興味を持 ち始め、発声の勉強もする。シアトルでは音楽活動を続け、ライブやイベント等で数々の活動経験を積んでいる。 ２０１１年、テンプル大学ジャパンコミュニケーションズ学部から卒業。
２０１２年２月にアルバム 「Songs From Tokyo」をインディペンデントリリースした。
2ndアルバム『Mother Miriam』はラテン・グラミー受賞とバークリー音楽大学教授のエンリーケ・ゴンザレス・ミューラさ んプロデュースのコラボレーション作品。
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