"Queen of the Organ"
- LOU DONALDSON JAZZ SAXOPHONIST
"Akiko's playing is like watching a flower blooming, a bird spreading her wings in the music world. Akiko is here to stay."
- DR. LONNIE SMITH JAZZ ORGANIST
"Akiko plays her personality...intense, positive, energetic and joyous. She plays to make others sound as good as they possibly can. It is always a joy to share the stage with her and play off of each other's energy." I look forward to many more great musical experiences from her AND with her! "
- JEFF HAMILTON JAZZ DRUMMER