Maya Hatch – ‘Lil’ Darlin’

I met Japanese-American singer Maya Hatch at last year’s Tokyo Jazz Festival where she did a quick guest spot with Australian soul-jazz trio Cookin’ On Three Burners. Her album ‘Lil’ Darlin’ came out in 2012 and will certainly appeal to fans who like their standard tunes done in different way. Maya brings a lot of soul, funk and hip-hop style into this album and her live shows. She’s based in Japan now so gigs regularly around town, go check her out.

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Mr. OK Jazz is a 20+ year resident of Japan and spends all his free time wandering the Kanto area looking for jazz cafes, bars, clubs and record stores. For two years he hosted the OK Jazz radio show on InterFM Radio, currently the OK Jazz podcast. You can reach him at *protected email*