Akiko Tsuruga

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Akiko Tsuruga (敦賀明子, Tsuruga Akiko) is a jazz composer, Hammond B-3 organist and pianist from Osaka, Japan. A graduate of the Osaka College of Music, she has resided in New York City since 2001.

In addition to her solo work, she plays as a sideman in various groups in NYC.


  • Harlem Dreams (2004, M&I))
  • Sweet and Funky (2007, M&I)
  • St. Louis blues (2007, Mojo)
  • NYC Serenade (2008, Mojo)
  • Oriental Express (2009, 18th & Vine)
  • Sakura (2012)
  • Commencement (2014)

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