Hikari city (Yamaguchi Prefecture ,Japan)
Rin was born in 1967, in Murozumi, Hikari city, Yamaguchi Prefecture and she was raised alongside her sister by her loving parents and her caring aunt.
In 1986, when Rin was still a high school student, she was selected as a finalist between 100,000 auditioners for Watanabe Productions movie “Take it easy” which was a huge achievement for her at the time and gave her a sense of confidence.
Enrolling in college was a great motivator for her whole family to make a big leap toward success and move to Japan’s capital. She wanted to have an opportunity, by living there and it came to her before she even thought about it.
Her main inspirations come from old jazz, blues and African-American musicians from the likes of Sam Cooke, who by the way has gospel music roots and Stevie Wonder who also made Motwon music what it is today.
Lately, she’s been highly invested in various kinds of music from all over the world, like Bossa Nova from Brazil, Latin music and old Cuban “Son” with little tints of Salsa, specially Buena Vista Social Club.
Rin runs a recording studio dubbed Kamekichi Ongakudo and her own label also named Kamekichi Records in Tokyo, along with her business partner and husband Takashi Ueda who is a recording engineer and bassist. ▶Studio Works.
Rin Suzuki’s Album release
1998 “It’s all right with me” (Voice Label)
2000 “Meyou” (Voice Label) Orininal Mini album
2004 “Love Love Love” (Voice Label)
2005 “Merry Christmas song for you” (Voice Label)
2007 “Hikarino-uta, Love letters” (Voice Label) Single
2011 “My Reverie”(Kamekichi Record)
2013 “Blue Velvet” (Kamekichi Record)
2015 “I’ll close my eyes” (Kamekichi Record)
2016 “Love Love Love Re-Mix” (Kamekichi Record)
2020 “Desafinado” (Kamekichi Record)
2021 “Winter Wonderland” (Kamekichi Record)
Singing Lesson material release
2007-2010 “Mimi-de-Oboeru-Jazz-Vocal shokyu No1-No6 “(Itunes)
2012 “Mimi-de-Oboeru-Jazz-Vocal shokyu CD4 “(kamekichi Record)
2014 “Mimi-de-Oboeru-Jazz-Vocal chukyu 30titile 7keys”(Itunes)
2014 “Mimi-de-Oboete-Hassei-Renshu” 4title (Itunes)
2016 “Mimi-de-Oboeru-Jazz-Vocal chukyu CD4 “(kamekichi Record)
2017 “Mimi-de-Oboete-Hassei-Renshu”CD (kamekichi Record)
2019 “Bossa Nova in English for Jazz singer Vol.1 Vol.2 CD (kamekichi Record)
2022 “Bossa Nova in English for Jazz singer Vol.3 Vol.4 CD (kamekichi Record)
2022 “Bossa Nova in English for Jazz singer 32title×7keys (Itunes/Apple)
Rin’s favorite artists
Stevie wonder, Donny Hathaway, Roberta Flack, Minnie Riperton, Sam Cooke
Ray Charles, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Dianne Reeves, Aretha Franklin and more