Kaori Kobayashi

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Kaori Kobayashi
Born (1981-10-20) October 20, 1981 (age 37)
Occupation(s)Composer, Jazz musician
InstrumentsAlto saxophone, Flute
Years active2002–present
LabelsVictor Entertainment

Kaori Kobayashi (小林 香織, Kobayashi Kaori, born October 20, 1981), is a Japanese jazz saxophonist and flautist. She grew up in Tokyo.[1]


Kobayashi was born on October 20, 1981 in the Kanagawa Prefecture. Her father was a photographer and her mother, a piano teacher. Beginning at a very young age, Kobayashi learned to play the piano. When she was 13 years old she joined a brass band and started to play the flute. Four years later she stopped playing in the band, instead choosing to start a relationship with the saxophone. After that she turned to jazz.[2]

After four years, having learned from Bob Zangu how to play the saxophone in a jazz setting, she entered the Senzoku College of Music. After graduating, she got a contract with the label Victor Entertainment and her first album, Solar, appeared.[3]


  • Solar, Kaori's Collection (2005)
  • Fine (2006)
  • Glow (2007)
  • Shiny (2008)
  • The Golden Best (2009)
  • Luv Sax (2009)[4]
  • Precious (2011)
  • Seventh (2012)
  • Urban Stream (2013)
  • Spirit (2014)
  • Melody (2016)


  1. ^ "Kaori Kobayashi official website" (in Japanese). 2010-08-26. Retrieved 2010-08-26.
  2. ^ "Biographie de Kaori Kobayashi" (in French). 2010-10-01. Retrieved 2010-10-01.
  3. ^ "Kaori Kobayashi official profile" (in Japanese). 2010-08-26. Archived from the original on 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2010-08-26.
  4. ^ "Kaori Kobayashi official Web - MUSIC" (in Japanese). 2010-09-16. Archived from the original on 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2010-09-16.

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