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Eri Chichibu,
As a Composer 

Eri Chichibu has been developing her career as a bandleader internationally with various formations, from trio to nonet or big band, as well as a pianist/keyboardist. 

On the other hand, she is a remarkable composer/arranger. She has been awarded many prizes in US and Europe already, and she has composed so many pieces for TV or radio programs and Web-medias. 

Classic Next is very much keen to support bringing her music, which is filled with her own unique sense and jazz-taste, to more listener and to a new filed for her, such as classical or contemporary music, including orchestras. 

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Eri Chichibu 


Eri is an award-winning Japanese composer/arranger/pianist/keyboardist/bandleader. She graduated Berklee College of Music in Boston, dual majored in Jazz Composition and Film Scoring, and minored in Video Game Scoring. Before diving into music field, she has studied education and psychology at Tohoku University in Japan. Her unique sounding music may be created because of this unique background. After she started her path as a musician, her works have recognized by many organization such as ASCAP, ISJAC, JEN, and more. (e.g. 2020 ISJAC/USF Owen Prize, 2020 & 2019 ASCAP Foundation Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award.) While she writes and performs her jazz compositions as a bandleader, she also makes music for media (TV, radio, video games, theater, and more). As a bandleader, she wrote a jazz suite “Sound Map ←2020→ Sendai” for 7-piece jazz ensemble and field recording in her hometown, Sendai, Japan, in 2020. Other than being a composer, she has also invited to the 13th academic conference of National Foundation of Brief Therapy to talk about the relationship between jazz music and psychotherapy. Her 1st album "Crossing Reality" was released on September 7th, 2022. 

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