A Japanese flutist, composer and arranger, Kazuyo Kuriya graduated from Berklee College of Music with a major in Jazz Composition. Recipient of the Toshiko Akiyoshi Award in 2010, she was a member of the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra, which performed with McCoy Tyner in July 2008 at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. She was also recently commissioned by the National Flute Association Jazz Flute Big Band. Besides Women of the World, Kazuyo also tours with her jazz quartet, Kazuyo Kuriya Quartet.
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