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Japanese Jazz Singer The New Marilyn Monroe?

With her retro style, jazz singer Hiromi Kanda could be considered the Japanese Marilyn Monroe.

With her retro style, jazz singer Hiromi Kanda could be considered the Japanese Marilyn Monroe.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 17:23 GMT

TOKYO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – It seems that Marilyn Monroe has been reincarnated in the form of a smooth Japanese jazz singer.

Crooner Hiromi Kanda of Tokyo, Japan, specializes in singing American jazz standards in the vain of Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole.

She’s loved American lounge music since she was a kid, and lives up to the genre by wearing glamorous dresses that look like they’re straight out of 1940s Hollywood, a la Marilyn Monroe.

Kanda says the gowns add to the old-timey feeling of her music.

Since there’s not much of an audience for American standards in Tokyo, Kanda’s dream is to crossover as a jazz singer in America and bring back the classics.

She’s been working tirelessly on her English and has even released an album, Hiromi In Love, featuring her own versions of hits like “My Funny Valentine” and “Unforgettable.”

Additionally, she’ll be recording more ditties with Frank Sinatra’s original engineer this June.

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