Makiko Tamura


A rising star in Japan’s jazz scene, Makiko Tamura channels the vibrant energy of New Orleans. Discovering a love for the clarinet at age 9, she later immersed herself in jazz during high school, finding inspiration in the nostalgic sounds of Japan’s Showa era (1926 – 1989).

Her passion deepened at Waseda University’s New Orleans Jazz Club, leading her to become a beloved fixture at Asakusa HUB, Tokyo. Where her storytelling melodies and undeniable New Orleans influence captivate audiences. Travel back to the 1920s and experience the magic of New Orleans hot jazz with Makiko at the Swing Era camp!