Sali Oguri

Sali Oguri

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Pop - General | New York, United States
Total Song Plays: 8,578   
Member Since: 2005
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Sali Oguri is widely recognized in Japan as the host of the popular Japanese TV show "New Yorkers", an instant hit and one of the longest-running series in Japanese TV history. Today, Sali represents NYC in the eyes of her 11 million-strong fan base. Each week on the show, Sali was heard singing its theme songs, "Makin' It In New York" (unreleased) and "Before We Say Goodnight" (ASCAP), her own composition. Original music videos of Sali's songs were produced for the show.

Sali gained additional experience as a radio personality on 81.3 FM J-Wave, a popular Tokyo station with 8 million listeners. Sali's weekly show was called "Switch On New York" featuring her colorful life as a New Yorker. The live one hour weekly program was simulcast on Internet TV showing Sali from a Manhattan studio.

Sali Oguri is a New York City based classically trained musician in whose Modern Pop Crossover style of music, you'll hear Hard Rock, Hip Hop, Soul, New Wave, Jazz and Classic Rock / Country songwriting elements. Her original songs, as well as her performance, are always true to herself - an artist who feels her environment empathically and fully.

Sali began singing professionally at 16 with local bands, appearing in clubs such as Sweetwater's, Ipanema's and The Manhattan Proper (now Proper Cafe) in St. Albans, Queens. Sali sang at Rock venues such as Long Island's Heavy Metal club February's as lead vocalist in local bands. To hone her rhythm chops, Sali also sang Latin music (salsa, merengue, cumbia) and had the chance to perform with Tito Puente at Willie's Steakhouse in The Bronx. A serious vocalist and musician dedicated to the path towards a holistic musical understanding, Sali studied privately and sang straight ahead Jazz in the Bebop idiom, appearing at 55 Bar and catching the ears of drummer Victor Jones with whom she performed at the Sunday Jazz Concert Series in Newark, New Jersey.

Along the way, Sali has been blessed with opportunities to perform and/or record with Ray Gomez, Robin S., Carmine D'Amico, Katsuhiko Nakagawa, J. Dibbs and Yoshiaki Masuo.

While working as a singer for live venues with New York's top local Top 40 bands, Sali made several recordings including lead vocals on "Reach Out From the Darkness" (Select Records) on a compilation Dance EP/vinyl featuring Loleatta Holloway, and lead vox on "I Fall In Love So Easily" on the album "The Rainbow-Colored Lotus" (Polydor), a project which led her to sing in Kobe before 10,000 people, sharing the stage with mammoth names such as Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett and Gary Peacock.

Sali can be heard on 10 Dance remixes of songs by Japan's Pop icon, Yuming (FOA Records) in October 2005 ("Sweet Dreams, Yuming") and on her own Pink Manhattan Petit-CD (EP). Sali sang, performed keyboards and arranged the songs for both projects, recorded at WUJ Productions owned and operated by producer/composer/guitarist Fred Kimmel.

Sali Oguri has been featured in a Japanese Coca-Cola ad and has written her own column for newspapers. Her songs have been played on numerous radio stations including New York's underground radio station WEVR (East Village Radio).