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HITOMI NOZAWA -
Performing her way
to the top.

by Nick Christophers, Journalist / Author

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In her native Japan, Hitomi came to love dance and music at an early age and knew that was her destiny. She studied music at Hamamatsu Gakugei High School, Showa Music University and in New York at Morningside College. At first she built the foundation by learning piano, voice and modern ballet. Those three disciplines set the stage for her career in the music industry. Hitomi drew much of her inspiration from her surroundings in Japan and adopted her love of nature into her music.

"I would say both singing and dancing are important to me. Yet presently singing has taken a front seat especially since I am recording currently."'

Hitomi followed her education by taking up classical ballet, contemporary dance, jazz, hip-hop, afro Brazilian, etc. She is always looking to expand on new ways to enhance her performances. So far she has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Barclays Center, Lincoln Center, BAM, National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Gotham Hall and many more. She has taken the stage at Lincoln Center at least seven times so far. In the twelve years or so that she has been in New York Hitomi has definitely left her mark.

Her key motivation to come to New York was watching the musicals that graced her TV in Japan. For her, New York has the vibe and emotion that has only triggered her desire to hone her skills. Her talents have enabled her to work with some top names like Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Elfman, Catherine O'hara, N'dea Davenport (Brand New Heavies) and many more. She ended up working with N'dea Davenport at in a show she was producing in Tokoyo. Hitomi actually left New York several years ago and returned to Japan and almost abandoned her talent.

Davenport in turn infused Hitomi's desire to come back to New York. She did just that and performed in Washington, DC in a production of Davenport's and was invited as a special guest performer in "DC Loves Dilla". The show actually was set on Hitomi's birthday, July 17th which seemed very fitting. She also took part in the well-known filmmaker Tim Burton's show "Nightmare Before Christmas" which was held at the Barclays Center. There she worked with Danny Elfman and Catherine O'hara. She auditioned for the company Master Voices and was selected out of many others to be the 8th soprano in the orchestra.

"Singing in front of twenty thousand people I felt it was a great accomplishment."'

Besides all the singing and dancing she has offered her time to teach students and those with disabilities dance, art, music, nutrition, and mental health maintenance for the past six years. In addition, she also has taught Zumba classes at fitness clubs and at Columbia University.

Only recently she performed at the Fashion & Music Conference partnered with MTV Staying Alive Foundation at the club DROM to a packed audience. At that event is where she performed her own music not covers as she is normally does. It was an amazing experience for her and inspired her even more to work on an EP. Working on an EP or LP is her current game plan outside of performing at various venues. Hitomi has officially made New York her home to build on her musical career one stage to the next. https://www.hitominozawa.com




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"I would say both singing and dancing are important to me. Yet presently singing has taken a front seat especially since I am recording currently.

Singing in front of twenty thousand people I felt it was a great accomplishment."