New Music Video for Kinmok-Sailor 

New music video for Kinmok-Sailor is out! Please check it out.



Director: txxth 

Director of Photography: Keisuke Tsujimoto 

Special thanks to Yuji Otawa (L'ESPACE VISION) 


Written by Martha Kato Martha Kato - piano, vocals 

Sarah Elizabeth Charles - vocals 

Moto Fukushima - bass 

Keita Ogawa - drums 

Recorded by Ryan Streber at Oktaven Audio 

Mixed & mastered by David Darlington at Bass Hit Recording 


Sóluna album:

Azabudai Hills 


I wrote music for this movie for Azabudai Hills which opens this fall in Tokyo. I’m honored to have been part of this project.


Creative Director Kaoru Sugano 

Creative Director / Copywriter Muneyuki Fujimoto 

Creative Director / Planner Sotaro Yasumochi 

Director Koichiro Tsujikawa  Shota Tanaka 

Narration Azumi (Wyolica) 

Music Martha Kato

Martha Kato - composition, arrangement, piano, vocals, Rhodes piano, shells, rainsticks

Keita Ogawa - percussion
Yasushi Nakamura - upright bass
Jonathan Powell - trumpet, flugelhorn
Lucas Pino - tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, clarinet
Remy Le Boeuf - flute, alto saxophone

Henry Wang - 1st violin
Mari Lee - 2nd violin
Cong Wu - viola
Sam DeCaprio - cello

Dave Darlington - engineering at Bass Hit Recording
Todd Carder - engineering at The Bunker Studio
Charles Mueller - engineering at Oktaven Audio
Akihiro Nishimura - mixing

New album "Solúna" is OUT worldwide! 

My 2nd album Solúna is out worldwide! Please check it out! Big Thank you to all my people who took part in making this album 🙏🏻


Listen here.

Release show in NYC ✍🏻
7/24 at Dizzy’s Club

A little bit about the story 📖

Solúna is the sun and moon 🌞🌓

Four years ago when I toured in California, the sun, forest, ocean, and stars inspired me, and that summer I finished writing new three pieces that have become the core songs of this album. I named one of them Sól, which means the sun, or a goddess that personifies the sun.

This came to a full circle last summer when I took a trip to Anza Borrego, in San Diego, to have a photo shoot for the album.

I had never seen that many stars, a clear milky way, and so many shooting stars over the night. I had never been anywhere that was as quiet as this desert. You can feel the sun from all directions, and it was so powerful and peaceful.

The music brought me to this trip and I named this album Solúna.

I hope this album reaches out to a lot of people all over the world and gives you a little something. And I’m excited about where this music can take me next.

Lastly, I would like to thank all the people who made this album great. Thank you all.

Keita Ogawa
Moto Fukushima
John Ellis
Michael Rodriguez
Ryan Keberle
Itai Kriss
Remy Le Boeuf
Sarah Elizabeth Charles
Takafumi Nikaido

Dave Darlington
Ryan Streber
Todd Carder

photo: Hiroyuki Seo
design: Ken Muroi

Robert Sadin

New Single "Sol" 

The second single “Sól” from my upcoming album Solúna is out now! You can listen to it here. Please check out the new video as well. I hope you enjoy it!

The album is coming out worldwide on June 2nd. Stay tuned for more news!


Listen here

Watch here


New Single / Music Video - Ishonsho Abe 

New single “Ishonsho Abe” is now out in Japan!!! Music video is on my YouTube channel as well! Check it out!

アルバム収録曲の中から「Ishonsho Abe」先行配信開始しました!!!YouTubeチャンネルにてMVも公開!渾身の一作が完成したのでぜひ見てください!

Listen here

Watch MV

Written by Martha Kato

Words/chants: Yoruba traditional

Martha Kato - piano, vocals 
Moto Fukushima - bass 
Keita Ogawa - drums, percussion 

Michael Rodriguez - trumpet 
John Ellis - tenor saxophone 
Ryan Keberle - trombone 
Itai Kriss - flute 

Sarah Elizabeth Charles - vocals 
Takafumi Nikaido - shekere, congas 

Recorded by Ryan Streber at Oktaven Audio 
Assistant engineer Edwin Huet 
Recorded by Todd Carder at The Bunker Studio 
Recorded by David Darlington at Bass Hit Recording 

Mixed & mastered by David Darlington at Bass Hit Recording



Happy to announce that I will be back at Cotton Club on September 12th with my 8 piece band! It's going to be my album release show for Japan. I'm working on the US/world release but I will keep you posted..! See you soon Japan!


2022 9.12 mon. 
open 6:00pm / start 7:00pm 

加藤真亜沙 (p,vo) 
広瀬未来 (tp,flh) 
西口明宏 (ts) 
土井徳浩 (fl,cl,ss,bcl) 
和田充弘 (tb) 
中林薫平 (b) 
小田桐和寛 (ds) 
Kan (per)

Hōkago at Rockwood Music Hall! 

I'm excited that Hōkago will be back at Rockwood Music Hall on Wednesday, March 30! 1 show at 7pm, Stage 3. Get your tickets here. We hope to see you there!


Takuya Kuroda - trumpet  

Martha Kato - keys/vocals  

Moto Fukushima - bass  

Keita Ogawa - drums

New Single Out! 

Happy New Year! My new single “Departure (Solo Piano ver.)" has been released! You can listen to it on your favorite streaming services. Please check it out! Wishing everybody a wonderful year.


Also After The Rain (Solo Piano ver.) is available! After The Rainも合わせてどうぞ!


Martha Kato – piano, vocals & synth 

Recorded at Timpson Studio, March 2021 

Recorded by Martha Kato 

Mixed & mastered by Akihiro Nishimura 

Artwork drawing by Motoji Kato 

Artwork design by Taiji Kuroda

Hōkago at Rockwood Music Hall! 

I’m excited to play a show with Hōkago at Rockwood Music Hall this Monday, October 18th!!! Finally all four of us are playing live! Please don’t miss it!! 1 set at 9:30pm, Stage 3. We hope to see you there! Get your tickets here.

来週月曜10/18ついに全員揃ったホーカゴのライブがあります🔥🔥 Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3にて。お見逃しなく!!! 

Takuya Kuroda - trumpet 

Martha Kato - keys/vocals 

Moto Fukushima - bass 

Keita Ogawa - drums


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