"When I first met May all of the qualities that were so evident in her personality soon revealed themselves in her music making. Her warmth, communication, attention to detail, and depth of feeling were all present from the first note."

- Larry Koonse


初めて会ったときメイのパーソナリティから感じた“quality”のすべてが、彼女の音楽に宿っていました。 人柄の温かさ、コニュニケーション能力、ディーテイルを繊細に捉える力、感情の奥深さが、最初の一音から滲み出ていたのです。 

- ラリー・クーンズ  (ギタリスト、カリフォルニア芸術大学ジャズ専攻教授)


Event & Concert

 APRIL 2019

with Kei Sugiyama (guitar)  - please reserve your seat since there're only 10 spots available.

4/13 (sat)  TOKYO (GINZA) - CONTRAIL   http://contrail-group.com/


JUNE 2019

with  Takako Yamada (piano), Naoto Suzuki (guitar)

6/1 (sat)  TOKYO (AWAJICHO) - LYDIAN   http://jazzlydian.com/


JULY 2019 
SPECIAL LIVE!!! with Josh Nelson (piano), Larry Koonse(guitar)

7/15 (mon) LOS ANGELES, CA, U.S.A - Vitellos'  http://www.vitellosrestaurant.com/

What's New?

May's first album "Art of Life" will be released in January 2019 from a jazz and classical music record label in Seattle "Origin records". 
 メイ・オキタは米国シアトルのレーベル"Origin Records"と契約しました。2019年1月 1st アルバム "Art of Life" 発売中!

【Radio Appearance / ラジオ出演】 

●2019.2.27(THU) 5 P.M.~ JJAZZ.NET "TOKYO JAZZ MAP"
I made an internet radio appearance!! You could listen to it both in Japanese and English since it's a worldwide program. Please check JJazz.Net "Tokyo Jazz Map Vol.32". Hope you enjoy!

●2019.3.4(MON) 10~11 P.M. TOKYO FM MUSIC BIRD(衛生ラジオ)
122ch THE JAZZ 「イントロに気をつけろ!」に出演♪

I'll be making a guest appearance on the internet radio on March,4 from 10:00pm-11:00pm!! Please tune in to TOKYO FM MUSIC BIRD! 
I hope you'll enjoy our music from my new album "Art of Life" which is released from Origin Records! 🎧 
For more info : https://musicbird.jp/programs/intoro/

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MAY-LOG (Blog), Instagram

Please visit May's blog if you would like to know her daily activity!!メイの近況・日々の活動の様子はブログにて♪

MAY-LOG (blog): mayokita.com

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Jazz Vocal Alliance Japan (JVAJ)

In 2015, Okita founded the Jazz Vocal Alliance Japan, a Tokyo based organization which provides authentic Jazz education, resources, special events and opportunities for singers across the globe as well as the Japanese vocal jazz community. 

東京を拠点とするJazz Vocal Alliance Japanというジャズヴォーカリストのコミュニティーを主催し、海外アーティスト・教育者による本物のジャズ教育やリソースの紹介とイベント開催等の活動を行なっています。 

ジャズヴォーカルアライアンスジャパン 公式ウェブサイト 
Jazz Vocal Alliance Japan: https://jazzvocalalliance.com