Biography

Tamami Maitland is a singer-songwriter and jazz pianist based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Since 2021, she has been selected to perform at showcases and festivals across BC, including DTES Artist Showcases, Vines Art Festival, Powell Street Festival, Vancouver Mural Festival, and more. She recently concluded her first international tour in Japan, performing at 13 venues across the country. So far, she has released 23 singles and one album, with more to come.

Growing up in Japan, she was influenced by music from Studio Ghibli, Japanese culture, and poetry. She was a poet at the age of 8, but once she discovered her love for music, she never looked back. Her songs and lyrics reflect her Japanese origin, offering a soothing and groovy feel, complemented by rich melodies and harmonies. The lyrics of her original songs often revolve around nature, seasons, and love, similar to traditional Japanese poetry. She started writing songs with Japanese lyrics while growing up and continued this practice throughout her life. With extensive jazz education from Berklee College of Music (MA, USA) and Capilano University (BC, Canada), she has developed her unique musical style that blends various genres such as jazz, pop, R&B, and soul. 

Tamami has a clear goal when it comes to writing and performing music. Her aim is to encourage and help people stay positive, especially those who are feeling sad or facing difficulties in their lives. She believes that imagination aids in both our self-healing process and the development of our creative minds. For this reason, she is a big fan of various forms of art and creation. She firmly believes that art exists to play a significant role in developing our brains, expressing ourselves, sending messages, and connecting with people. And that's exactly what she wants to achieve with her music.


                                Photo by Laura-Lee


Photo ©2022/Jamie Poh, Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival