Chika Natsumi

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Born in Japan in 1961, Chika Natsumi began singing professionally as a teenager. Drawn to classic American pop music from the outset of her career, she cut her first CD, So in Love, in 1990, and followed…
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Born in Japan in 1961, Chika Natsumi began singing professionally as a teenager. Drawn to classic American pop music from the outset of her career, she cut her first CD, So in Love, in 1990, and followed it up two years later with A Lover's Concerto. Her singing displays an obvious debt to Rosemary Clooney, Peggy Lee, and other classic pop songstresses, but she has managed to weave those threads into a style of her own that's especially beguiling in a small-group setting.