PROFILE

伊東 真紀

伊東 真紀  Maki Ito

 

SanFrancisco Conservatory of MusicにてVocal Workを学び、帰国後、本格的に活動を開始。

DJ HideoKobayashiのFeat.Voとして参画した『new globe』はドイツの音楽サイト“Besonic.com”シンセポップ部門で3ヶ月連続1位。のびやかな高音が「アジアの賛美歌」と称されて一躍脚光を浴び、アメリカ、フランス、ベルギーでもリリース。

パリでリリースされたコンピレーションアルバム『Eyes on Tokyo』では坂本龍一氏・久石譲氏と並び、自身が歌唱した楽曲が収録された。

その一方で、豊な感性と音楽性を生かして多くのCMソングにも参加。

「2020年オリンピック招致」「ニュークレラップ」「マクドナルド」「ビヒダスヨーグルト」など、100本以上のCMソングでお茶の間に親しまれる。

世界のCMアワードノミネート作品「銀のさら」変顔編を歌唱。

ディズニーアニメ「フィニアスとファーブ」挿入歌歌唱。

中国国営放送のアニメ『Kitten Dream』はオープニング、エンディング曲を作詞作曲提供。

また、日本・韓国・アメリカで放映のアニメ『黒神』の挿入歌では、石川智久氏【TECHNOBOYS PULCRAFT GREEN-FUND】作曲の楽曲に3曲英詞作詞・歌唱。

自身で作詞・作曲をした楽曲の発表のみならず、独自の表現でJazz、BossaNova、Popsを追求し続け、全国のライヴシーンで活躍。

ジャンルや国境にとらわれずグローバルに活躍をしている。

2011年 東日本大震災後『new globe』をフリーダウンロードでリリース。

2013年4月 日本に帰国後の初リリース『幸せへ/My Love』(T-TOC Rercords)では、編曲・共同プロデューサーに内池秀和(作曲家)を迎えて中西俊博(vl)、江口信夫(dr)、天野清継(gt)、菅原裕紀(per)、村上聖(ba)、林正樹(pf)と「幸せ」をテーマにあたたかい良質ポップスの作品に仕上げた。

2014年10月 北欧・エストニアにてジャズライブを行う。

2015年11月「心の花/gift」をデジタル配信でリリース。

2016年、2017年、2018年、2019年女子レスリングのスピリットソング ”夢追人” のアンバサダーとして応援歌を歌唱。

2016年12月ラグビーワールドカップ1000日前イベントにてテーマ曲 ”World in Union” を歌唱。

2016年11月16日満を持して国内初のファーストアルバム「Voyage」をリリース。

編曲・共同プロデューサーに秋田慎治を迎えて日常誰もが感じている一瞬の心模様を描写した日本語と英語の歌詞の世界に、明日へ光を贈るメッセージを込めた。

発売からアマゾンランキングは3週連続トップ10入りを果たし、雑誌・“CDジャーナル”、“ジャズ批評”、“オーディオ・アクセサリー“、“NetAudio“、“マイオーディオライフ2018“からの高い評価を受ける。

2017年DENONハイレゾ推薦アーティストとして全国展開。

2018年10月 魔法びんブランド・サーモスのデスクトップスピーカーVECLOSのオーディオ試聴会にゲスト出演、ライブ演奏を行う。

2018年2月2日 初ディナーショー「Sound Travel 〜Season PINK〜」を開催。

Special Guestに女優・中嶋朋子を迎えて新しいスタイルで音と言葉を伝えた公演が話題となる。


2018年12月12日待望のセカンドアルバム「Eternal Love」をリリース。

“永遠の愛、色褪せない愛“を様々な視点から描き、現在、未来、移りゆく時代、出会いと別れの中で、”時を経て刻まれている感情、思い出を忘れない”というメッセージを込めて綴った自身の作詞作曲オリジナル7曲、カヴァー曲「Desperado」、「I’ll be There」、「Love me tender」、「Alfie」4曲、秋田慎治楽曲提供1曲を収録。共同プロデュースに秋田慎治を迎え、ジャズ界の豪華ミュージシャン・三好“3吉”功郎(gt)、柴田亮(d)、清水昭好(b)と、エレクトリックとアコースティック、JazzとPopsが織り成した新感覚な冴えわたるサウンドにに仕上げた。DENON推奨のアーティストとして全国の家電量販店で「Eternal Love」よりリード曲「ダリア」が選ばれた。

2019年4月12日「Eternal Love」のハイレゾがe-onkyoよりリリース。


伊東真紀の情感溢れる豊かな歌声は、空間を優しく包み、心の琴線にそっと触れる。

聴く人の人生の歓びと悲しみの瞬間に寄り添い続ける。



Maki Ito studied vocal work at SanFrancisco Conservatory of Music, after which she returned to Japan and started working as a singer. 

She started with featuring DJ Hideo Kobayashi and their song “New Globe” was on the first place for 3 months on Germany’s music site Besonic.com.For the worldwide audience she was discovered from that site, where people from different countries started to value her voice.

Her voice was so beautiful that people started saying that it reminded them of Asian anthem. 


After that she released new songs in America, France and Belgium. One of the songs was chosen to the compilation CD called “Eyes on Tokyo” which was released in Paris. The songs were chosen by Ryuichi Sakamoto (composed “Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence) and Joe Hisaishi (music composer of Ghibli Studio movies). In addition, Maki Ito’s rich and sensitive musicianship got started from there, when she also sang for numerous television commercials. For example “Invitation to 2020 Tokyo Olympics”, “New cling wrap”, “McDonald’s song”, “Bifidus yogurt”and we can carry on to over 100 songs. 


She also sang a song “銀のさら” that was nominated to World Commercial Award, sang soundtrack to Disney movie “Phineas and Ferb” and wrote words and music to a Chinese Global Television Network's anime „Kitten Dream” opening and credit song. 

She also wrote lyrics and sang the soundtrack to a „Black God 黒神” That aired in Japan, South Korea and America. 

Besides, she wrote English lyrics for 3 songs of the Japanese anime “Kurokami" that aired in Japan, South Korea and America. These songs were composed by Tomohisa Ishikawa from TECHNOBOYS PULCRAFT GREENFUND. 

Not only did Ito continue to compose and write her own songs but also pursued to sing Jazz, Bossanova and Pop style. She gained more popularity as a vocalist and from there started her nationwide live concerts. 

After Tohoku Earthquake (March 2011) the song “New Globe” was released on free download. Maki Ito’s first single ”幸せへ/My love” (ダブルA面・T-TOC Records) was released in April 2013. These songs were arranged and co-produced with Hidekazu Uchiike (composer). With Japanese top musicians, such as Toshihiro Nakanishi (violin),Nobuo Egchi(Drums), Kiyotsugu Amano(Guitar),Yuuki Sugawara(Percussions),Hijiri Murakami(Bass),Masaki Hayashi(Piano) Maki Ito created a single with warm and high quality. 

Recommended by Ryo Kawasaki, Maki Ito successfully performed in Estonia, in October 2014. In December 2015 Maki Ito released her first downloadable single “Kokoro no hana/gift”. 

As an amabssador to a National Women Wrestling, she sang supporting song ”Dream Chaser/ 夢追人” in 2016 and 2017 during spiritual cheering event. 

In December 2016, durin a 1000 days before Rugby World Cup, she sang a theme song „World in Union” 

In 16. November 2016 Maki Ito released her long waited first full album called “Voyage”. The lyrics are written so that people, despite of language, would have a feeling of a much brighter tomorrow. The album is co-produced with Shinji Akita. 

Thanks to musicians Hidefumi Toki(A.Sax,S.Sax), Shinji Akita(Pf), Katsumi Hiraishi(Ba), Setsu Fujii(Dr) Ryo Ogihara(Gt) the album is crossover from jazz to pop music, that has both electronic as well as acoustic sound. 7 of the songs are Maki Ito originals. 

There are also 4 cover songs, such as “Smile”, “Imagine”, “Human Nature” and “MoonRiver”. Music to one song is entirely created by Shinji Akita and lyrics co-created by Shinji Akita and Maki Ito. 

“Voyage” was ranked third in Amazon rankings. Maki Ito released “Voyage” and has been featured in many audio magazines Maki Ito is valued by her voice that gently and warmly embraces each and every listener. 

Maki Ito has said “I wish that listening to my voice and songs will speak to your mind and soul .” 

After releasing, the album achieved to be in Amazon ranking top10 for 3 weeks. 

Also got a high evaluation from magazines such as „CD journal”, „Criticism of Jazz/Jazz Hihyo”, „Audio Accessory”, „NetAudio”, „My Audio Life 2018”. In 2017, Maki Ito was highly recommended Maki Ito nationwide artist by DENON. 

In October 2018 she made a guest appearance during live performance of VECLOS thermos desktop speakers release. 

Took part of opening of a new dinner show „Sound Travel~Season PINK~” in February 2nd, 2018. Maki Ito was a special guest to a Tomoko Nakajima, with a new style, voice and words. 


Maki Ito's eagerly waited second album ”Eternal Love” was released in December 12th 2018. 

It contains of 7 original songs and 4 covers that have a message to love eternally, to not let the love fade away from various viewpoints. And do not forget memories and emotions the time has engraved through time for now, to future through chaning times to encounters and partings away. 

The 4 cover songs „Desperado”, „I'll be there”, „Love me tender” and „Alfie” one of which is tenderly composed by Shinji Akita. 

With the co-production of Shinji Akita, wonderful jazz musician Miyoshi Isao on a guitar, Ryo Shibata on drums and Akiyoshi Shimizu on bass and acoustic-electric guitar the album has a sound which is interweaving jazz and pop to an emotional and clear sound 

The album's lead song „Dahlia” was chosen of a electronics retail store's recommended artist's song. In April 12th 2019, the „Eternal love” was released in e-onkyo online Hi Res Music. 

Maki Ito's emotionally rich singing voice wraps the space and gently touches the heartstrings. She wishes to stay close to a listener during the joyful and sometimes sorrowful times. 


2nd Album「Eternal Love」PV 

https://youtu.be/nrx4wUbM2Fg


Maki Ito website 

http://www.maki-ito.com