About Setsuko

Setsuko Hata is a multitalented artist from Osaka, Japan, whose talents span across the realms of jazz singing, songwriting, composition, and arrangement. Her compositions range widely, from jazz big band to classical orchestra and film scoring.

Since childhood, singing and songwriting have been second nature to her. At the age of 19, she officially began singing her original songs at various clubs and producing her own shows in Japan.

The advancement of her musical journey began when she followed her passion and moved to New York City in 2011. She earned a bachelor's degree in jazz voice from New York City College, leaving her mark at iconic venues such as the Metropolitan Room, Tomi Jazz, and The Bitter End. Later, her music transcended mere entertainment; it became a powerful instrument for spreading joy and hope. She dedicated herself to weekly charity concerts at Mount Sinai Hospital and Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, making a positive impact through her art.

Upon relocating to Los Angeles, Setsuko formed a 501c(3) nonprofit organization, "We Are From The Earth (WAFTE),” in 2018. Through WAFTE, she channeled the transformative power of music to raise social awareness and inspire conscious living, hosting a myriad of community events and workshops.

In 2023, Setsuko’s journey reached new heights with the attainment of a master's degree in jazz voice and composition from the University of Northern Colorado, where she studied jazz voice, classical voice, jazz big band, classical orchestra writing, and film scoring.

Equipped with a high level of musicianship, she returned to Los Angeles upon graduation, actively performing jazz live shows at various venues as a jazz singer throughout Los Angeles, as well as composing and arranging.

Setsuko possesses an enchanting, classically trained voice infused with soulful depth, along with dynamic improvisation. Through her music, she weaves captivating stories that resonate deeply with her audience, spreading joy wherever she performs. Meet Setsuko Hata to experience the magic of passion, purpose, and artistic versatility coming together.