19 years old, Annekei moved from her home country, Denmark, to pursue her musical ambitions in New York City. Since the arrival in 2002, the young soul singer has been performing venues as varied as Joe’s Pub, Pianos, the Metropolitan Café, Rockwood Music Hall, The Living Room, Bowery Poetry Club, Suite 16, The Cutting Room, Blue Note, and the old Fez under Time Cafe. In 2003 she went to the finals of the amateur competition on the TV show, "Showtime at The Apollo", performing her original song "Close Your Eyes". In 2006 she signed with the Japanese label “Being Records”, and released her self-titled debut album in September the same year. The single "Brother" made it to #4 on the Japanese charts within 2 weeks of release, rose to #1 vocal album" on Japanese iTunes and landed her the title: "Best New Foreign Artist" at the AD LIB AWARDS 2006. With her growing success and already several live tours in Japan, as well as the very well-received 2nd album, "Tsuki" - released in 2007, Annekei's music is reaching audiences all over Asia. Her most recent project "Letter", is a beautiful collaboration album with Korean guitarist, Jack Lee. The young singer plays the piano and the guitar, in addition to writing and arranging her own material. Learn more about Annekei on www.myspace.com/annekei and www.annekei.jp.
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I got your New Album "Touch" at the shop here, in Tokyo yesterday. Now I'm listening to. Sounds so nice and very comfortable! This album must be my lifetime favorite one again. Have a safe trip in August.
Absolutely great. wow. Extremely listenable..soothing. Huge props to you, lady. Will definitely be following your happenings. Just so cool....what a pleasure to come across your page here. I continue to be amazed....
Today is the release of my new album "Letter"!!! I'm very proud to present this collaboration with great guitarist and friend, Jack Lee. Feel free to listen to the small selection in my jazz network player. "Letter" will be in stores throughout Japan and available online for download and import. Also, check my MySpace for "Letter" live dates in Japan this summer.
I just realized that you'll be here in LA tomorrow with Jeni and other ladies from Soul Folk! Yay! I'll be there tomorrow so I'll be looking forward to meeting you in person! Ureshiidesu! Tanoshimini shiteimasu!
Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."
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