Aya Sekine is a Japanese Jazz pianist/improvisor/composer who has been actively performing worldwide over the past 2 decades. As a performer, she is best known for her soulful and dynamic style of Jazz and improvisations, but also for her versatility and cross-genre collaborations with artists in the region. Also known as an integral part of Singapore’s music scene she has been the resident programmer of Blu Jaz Cafe 2006 - 2016, where she created an infrastructure to continually raise the bar for quality live entertainment.
Her recent work includes an audio-visual-movement performance with multi-disciplinary artist AnGie Seah at ArtScience Museum, an improvisation project Ayaschool at The Esplanade’s Jazz In July program and a commissioned composition project Pin品 for The Pipa Quartet at SOTA Concert Hall. She performs as a member of local Soul/Jazz group L.A.B (Listen And Believe), and a Soundpainting collective Erik Satay & The Kampong Arkestra led by Tim O’Dwyer.