Rico grew up in Japan and after graduating from University, she studied jazz music at a prestigious music school in Japan. She then moved to Los Angeles.
In 2000, she studied under Julie Kelly and performed successfully at the famous Jazz Bakery.
In 2003 She moved to New York, where she joined workshops and sessions and debuted at Danny’s Slylight Room in 2003. In 2011, She moved to Europe where she had many experiences that build up her career, skills and resume as a jazz singer. In 2015, She returned to NYC. She studied under Karrin Allyson.
In 2017, she released her second album “I Wish You Love” in Japan and the US which was produced by world-renowned pianist Toru Dodo! Rico has performed in many venues in New York City including Tomi Jazz, Club bonafide, Silvana etc..
She has been active in Hong Kong ,Taiwan and Japan since 2019. Her singing improves exponentially as she learns and opens her heart to all cultures.