MASUMI

Singer Guitarist from Glendale, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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MASUMI creates music with the intention of giving hope to others. Her visceral songs are written to console, but also to uplift her audience with lyrical messages that connect all of us through our shared struggles in this tumultuous world of constant conflict.

A Child of both the US and Japan, MASUMI was born in Palos Verdes, California.
MASUMI moved to Japan when she was five years old, then moved back and forth to the U.S. living in New York, Washington, D.C. and Texas, and returned again to Japan for college where she studied Psychology and Anthropology at the International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan.
MASUMI's life redirected towards music in 2011 when she personally experienced the devastating 2011 Tohoku Earthquake that shook her home country of Japan. She felt the 9.0 magnitude tremors while trapped in an underground cafe in Tokyo and watched on Japanese television as the subsequent tsunami washed away homes and lives in the Sendai region. The emotion of the experience brought MASUMI a clarity of mind and heart, and inspired her to pursue the art that made her feel alive. Driven by her passion to sing, she moved to Los Angeles and enrolled in Los Angeles College of Music.

Music has taken her to many different work platforms and projects; from being hired to work with a major game company, EA Games and being a part of their training program, to performing amongst the coffee lovers for the NYC Coffee Project Festival, to supporting women's rights at CSCW and to supporting future youth with the Youth Home organizations. MASUMI was recently hired to perform and talk about her music education and for the GenNext x College Music Society project founded by the NAMM Show.

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Her sound echoes recent contemporaries like Ingrid Michaelson, Priscilla Ahn, and Tristan Prettyman, but is set apart by her soulful contralto voice, which is more reminiscent of India.Arie or Lauryn Hill, adding a sense of realness that draws listeners in and truly communicates the emotion behind her songs.

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MASUMI's performance will be well suited for outdoor parties or weddings baby showers, and other special events consisting of sets that require mellow pretty music. MASUMI also has her own Trio band (cajon & Percussionist and Guitarist ) for a fuller sounding set, if requested.
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Birthday Party (Adult)

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No word to describe how greatful and I amazed we were by Masumi’s perofdmance at my husbands birthday party. Her music selection was impeccable and our guest keep saying how beautifully she singed. Love love love her!!!!!

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MASUMI’s Response:

Aw Linda, you are an angel. Thank you so much. -Masumi

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Wedding Ceremony

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We hired her for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour and she was amazing! We were beyond thrilled with her and would recommend for any type of event. Next time I need live music she will be my first call!

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MASUMI’s Response:

Aw thank you Zach! It was a pleasure to play for a beautiful and such a kind couple! Thank you for having us as your musician. Many blessings! -M

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Masumi was wonderful to work with. She has a beautiful voice and her voice and style of singing was perfect for our event. She was enjoyable to listen to as well as have as background music. The guests at our event were very impressed and complimentary towards her and her singing partner. Will definitely hire her again for another event.

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MASUMI’s Response:

Karen, Thank you so much for your kind words! You were such a pleasure to work with through out the night. I'm grateful you made sure that we were taken cared with food/drinks and rest in between. I'm happy I got to be a part of your event, and we'd love to play for you again! :) All the best, -M

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2018
Aug
19
Wedding
Los Angeles, CA
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
Aug
18
Birthday Party (Adult)
San Juan Capistrano, CA
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Aug
8
Wedding Reception
Laguna Beach, CA
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Jul
28
Birthday Party (Adult)
Los Angeles, CA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Jul
21
Wedding
Simi Valley, CA
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Jun
30
Wedding Ceremony
Simi Valley, CA
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
At Last
Etta James
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Ella Fitzgerald
I Want You Back
Jackson5
Shut Up And Dance
Walk The Moon
When We Were Young
Adele
Hallelujah
Lenord Cohen
Sweet Child O' Mine
Guns N' Roses
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Can't Help Falling In Love
Elvis Presely
I will Follow You Into The Dark
Death Cab For Cutie
Acoustic Guitar
Folk Singer
Pop Singer
Beach Music Singer
Pop One Man Band
Wedding Singer
Singer Guitarist
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Please note MASUMI will also travel to Los Angeles, Pasadena, Burbank, La Canada, Montrose, Verdugo City, La Crescenta, South Pasadena, Altadena, Hollywood, Toluca Lake, Universal City, Alhambra, North Hollywood, San Marino, Tujunga, Monterey Park, San Gabriel, Studio City, Sun Valley, Sunland, Valley Village, Arcadia, Beverly Hills, El Monte, Rosemead, Sierra Madre, Temple City, Bell Gardens, Huntington Park.
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