Aimee and Heday

Aimee and Heday


A young, beautiful, talented singer, song writer and pianist Aimee Nolte has has been accompanied by the Down Beat Magazine Award Guitarist Hideaki Heday Tokunaga.


Heday received Master's Degree in Music from CalArts in 1997. During his school years, he had the honor of winning the Best Jazz College Soloist (U.S.A. and Canada) from Down Beat Magazine. Prior to attending CalArts, he had five years experience as a street musician in New York.

After receiving the DB Award, Tokunaga contracted with MIDI Records distributed by Universal Music Japan. He was nominated for Jazz Embassador from US Government and JFK Center.

Aimee is originally from Northern California area and she spent her college years in Utah. After her graduation, she moved NY City and established her style to fit in a modern jazz scene in NY. She moved again in 1990's to Los Angeles area, her superb voice and unique piano technique captured Heday's duo project.

In 2007 Aimee and Heday started playing at small jazz venues in Los Angeles and appearing as guest artist for recording scene. You can check Aimee and Heday locally in Los Angeles area and/or video clip attached to this page.


From Paradise to Utopia

Written By: Hideaki Tokunaga

From Paradise to Utopia

Let's go back to our Utopia, the freeway is near.
Look for the house that has a little chimney, my dear.

People may think that it's much too far to go from here
Trust the tow truck driver without any fear.

We just arrived at a place called Paradise.
Cold soda would be nice.
with ice.

Let's call triple-A to help us to dry our tears.
Hoping that the price is honest and sincere.


Aimee Nolte : Up Til Now
Hideaki Heday Tokunaga :The Wind Told Me
Hideaki Heday Tokunaga :Midnight Rainbow
Hideaki Heday Tokunaga : Adios Plaza (DVD)
Hideaki Heday Tokunaga : Live at Plaza de la Raza

Set List