I had an opportunity to be interviewed by Abhinaya Natesh, a reporter/journalist from the local news paper Burnaby Now. I had a wonderful time speaking with her, talking about music, different cultures and languages, poetry and more. You can read the full article here. Thank you very much for the opportunity Abhinaya and Burnaby Now!!
"A Singer-Songwriter/Jazz Pianist, Tamami Maitland has just released another original song “Clock’s In My Head”. This acoustic Jazz inspired R&B song has a groovy, funky yet somehow soothing sound that comfortably remains in your ear once you listen to it. - "IMAAI Independent Music and Art Insider"
Photo ©2022/Jamie Poh, Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival
Tamami Maitland is a singer-songwriter/Jazz pianist based in Vancouver BC. Canada. Since 2021, she has been selected to perform at showcases and festivals across BC including DTES Artist Showcase, On Your Block Festival, Vines Art Festival, Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival and more. This year she just finished her first international tour in Japan performing at 13 venues across Japan, and will be performing at Powell Street Festival in the Summer 2023. So far she has released 21 singles and one album, and more to come this year. Growing up in Japan, she was influenced by music by Studio Ghibli, Japanese culture and poetry. She was a poet at age of 8, but once she discovered her love for music, she never looked back. In fact, the lyrics of her original songs are often related to nature, the seasons and love, just like traditional Japanese poetry. She started writing songs with Japanese lyrics growing up, and later on life with an extensive Jazz education received from Berklee College of Music (MA, USA) and Capilano University (BC, Canada), she developed her own style of music which is interspersed across several genres of jazz, pop, R&B and soul. The sound of her music can be described as soothing, groovy, melodic, and rich in harmony.
Tamami has a clear goal of writing /performing music. It is to encourage and help people to stay positive, especially to those who are feeling sad or facing difficulties in their lives. She believes that Imagination helps both our self healing process and developing our creative mind. For this reason, she is a big fan of many different forms of art and creation. She believes that Art exists and plays a big role in developing our brain, expressing ourselves, sending messages, and connecting with people. And that’s exactly what she wants to do with her music.
Japan Tour 2023
Sunday April 2nd 11:30am Sanpo no Tochu Miura Osaka
Saturday April 8th 2023 7:30pm Music Spot Satone Osaka
Thursday Apr.13th 2023 8:00pm Jazz Club Bird Hiroshima
Saturday April 15th 2023 8:30pm Jazz Club KingFish Fukuoka
Tuesday April 18th 2023 8pm Jazz Spot Easel Sasebo Nagasaki
Thursday April 20th 2023 8:00pm Body2Soul Nagasaki
Saturday April 22nd 2023 8:00pm Livehouse Bird Okayama
Tuesday April 25th 2023 7:30pm ond° Kasugai, Aichi
Sunday April 30th 2023 4:00pm Blue Note Nara
Thursday May 4th 2023 8:00pm "D-bop" Jazz Club Sapporo Hokkaido
Monday May 8th 2023 7:30pm Ginza Blue Eyes Tokyo
Wednesday May 10th 2023 7:00pm Wonder Wall Yokohama Kanagawa
Saturday May 13th 2023 7:15pm Lydian Tokyo