October 15, 2019

I have both made the "short list" for the 2019 Hot House New York City Readers Jazz Awards presented with Jazzmobile. Please vote for me! Click here


October 15, 2019

The Akiko-Hamilton-Dechter album, "Equal Time," has been in the top 50 (#37 this week) for 16 weeks! That's a whole 4 months on the chart. Thank you to everyone for listening to our music!

October 15, 2019

The best thing about the trio organist Akiko Tsuruga formed with drummer Jeff Hamilton and guitarist Graham Dechter is that none of them are trying to reinvent the wheel.

January 5, 2018





November 8, 2017

Akiko is selected #11 in the Organ of in the 82nd Annual DownBeat MagazineReaders Poll! Thank you for your support!

October 9, 2017

I am so honored to be received this Hothouse award for 2017 BEST JAZZ ORGANIST!! I would like to say thank all the fan who voted!!!!

August 1, 2017

The New York City Jazz Record

So Cute, So Bad

Akiko Tsuruga (ATM)

Akiko Tsuruga has been one of the top organ player in jazz ever since she moved to New York in 2001, although it has taken a while for her to gain proper recognition. The Osaka, Japan native started on organ when she was just three and was attracted from an early age to straight ahead jazz. Drummer Grady Tate convinced her to move to the U.S. and Dr. Lonnie Smith...

July 17, 2017

MOVING UP!!! New album “So Cute, So Bad” featuring Jeff Hamilton and Graham Dechter is #9 this week on the Jazz Week Chart!!! Thank you so much for your support!


July 8, 2017

Akiko Tsuruga Trio

featuring: Jeff Hamilton-drums, Graham Dechter-guitar, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, NYC on May 7th, 2017,

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