Virtual concert: Composer & player Naomi Ozawa to perform healing-style music via Japan Foundation’s Music Mondays, Feb. 8 at 12:30PM, PST

Composer and musician with oboe, English horn, saxophone, and piano, Naomi Ozawa, will perform her original healing-style music via Japan Foundation’s Music Mondays series on Monday, Feb. 8 at 12:30pm, PST. Her music will run for 25 minutes via JFLA Facebook LIVE

The Japan Foundation Los Angeles Japanese Culture Center started virtual concert series on every Monday since April 20, 2020 due to Stay Home Order issued by local governments to prevent spreading COVID-19 infection.

By introducing talented performers, the Japan Foundation Los Angeles likes to bring some cheer to people’s lives by music. In February, Music Mondays series are programed with a theme of “Love.”

Feb. 8 Music Mondays will feature composer and musician with oboe, English horn, saxophone, and piano, Naomi Ozawa of Los Angeles.

Born in Hamamatsu City in Shizuoka Prefecture, Ozawa attended Hamamatsu Gakugei High School, and lived in Vienna for six years before she moved to New York City and Los Angeles.

Her piano lesson started at the age of 6, and her oboe lesson began at the age of 14.

Ozawa holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from Vienna University of Music and a Performing Arts, and a master’s degree from Mannes College of Music, New York.

Since 2001, Ozawa has lived in the Los Angeles area and has been active as a solo, chamber, and orchestral musician on oboe and English horn.

Ozawa teaches music at her home studio “Visionary Music Entertainment.  Additionally she coaches local youth orchestras, chorus groups and chamber groups.

In 2011, Ozawa co-founded performing group “Tulips in Harmony” eventually to raise money and improve awareness to support the Miyako Junior Strings Ensemble in Miyako City, Iwate Prefecture which was affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.

In 2019 Ozawa started rock band experience with UMAMIX, and she performs with the band on alto saxophone. Most recently, composing jazz and new-age folk-style music has become the center of her musical growth and development.  More information about Nomi Ozawa is found at www.naomish.com