You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your ReverbNation experience.

Sumi Tonooka

Rank #270 US New York, NY Jazz / Acoustic / Film Music


Label: SumiTonooka.com, Joken Records, Candid, Radiant Records, Spirit Records, Cadence Jazz, Artists Recording Collective, Artists Recording Collective

Bio: Tonooka's career has been chronicled on several highly regarded jazz books, including Living The Jazz Life by Royal Stokes, ln The Moment by Francis Davis, and Madamme Jazz by Leslie Gourse (all on Oxford University Press). She now divides her time between composing, teaching, and performing for ... See Full Bio

More Info


All Press

Recent Blogs


Play All | Queue All | Share All


All Videos


  • 2011

    Mar 26

    Wilmington, DE, US | 8:00pm

    Wilmington, DE, US
    Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:00pm


    One of the world’s leading jazz violinists for over four decades, John Blake, Jr. is a classically-trained performer who first gained renown in the mid-70s as a member of Grover Washington, Jr.’s popular “crossover” jazz band. In addition to his work as an instrumentalist performing with his quartet and as a featured guest soloist at concerts and on studio sessions, Blake is also an accomplished composer, arranger and producer. He is also an author, teacher and lecturer who presents hundreds of workshops annually to musicians at all levels. Blake has performed and recorded with the likes of the Duke Ellington Orchestra, the Billy Taylor Trio, Avery Sharpe, Cecil McBee, Jay Hoggard and James Newton.

  • 2011

    Mar 19

    Beacon, NY, US | 8:00pm

    Beacon, NY, US
    Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:00pm


    Sumi Tonooka - Solo Piano Concert

  • 2011

    Mar 16

    Media, PA, US | 7:30pm
    Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:30pm


    Sumi Tonooka - Solo Piano Concert --- The Jazz Bridge Piano Concert Series, hosted by Denise Montana --- All shows start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10/$5 students No advance sales

  • 2011

    Mar 12

    Peekskill, NY, US | 8:00pm

    Peekskill, NY, US
    Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:00pm


    LADY GOT CHOPS Women's Month Jazz Festival

  • 2011

    Feb 10

    Boston, MA, US | 8:15pm
    Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:15pm


    The John Blake Quartet and Howard University's Afro Blue alumni explore the spiritual song.

All Shows


Add Comment
  • Sumi Tonooka (Artist) Sumi Tonooka
    SUMI TONOOKA & ERICA LINDSAY Initiation (ARC) http://www.jazzweek.com/radio/radiojazzradioweek/station171.html Update - SUMI TONOOKA & ERICA LINDSAY Initiat...
  • Sumi Tonooka (Artist) Sumi Tonooka
    ARC IN DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE ARTICLE – FEBRUARY 2009 ISSUE ON PAGE 69 http://ArtistsRecordingCollective.info/history/ARC-DOWNBEAT-FEB2009.pdf
  • Ingo Gabriel (Artist) Ingo Gabriel
All Comments


Be the first to ask Sumi Tonooka a question!

200 characters remaining
Submit Question


  • Song Plays 2,246

  • Video Plays 68

  • Total Fans 8,781

  • ReverbNation Fans 377

  • Facebook Likes 4,701

  • Twitter Followers 3,566

  • Widget Impressions 1,297


All Fans

Artist Recommendations

  • Medeski Martin & Wood
    Medeski Martin & Wood
    New York, NY
  • Bruce Williams
    Bruce Williams
    Montclair, NJ
  • Mark Taylor
    Mark Taylor
    New York, NY
All Favorites