Kanako Fuwa was born in 1977 in Gifu, Japan. She started playing piano at the age of four and composing songs at the age of five. She received First Prize at the National Young Music Composer Competition in Japan when she was eight and the subsequent year as well. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Voice from Nagoya Music University and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Therapy from Sam Houston State University.

Kanako loves to create her own music and has always been aspired to be a singer songwriter. She admires and is influenced by various Jazz and R&B Masters: Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, and Donny Hathaway to name a few. She finds inspirations and creative energy through traveling around the world, exploring and experiencing different culture. Kanako re-interprets traditional Japanese songs with New Orleans Second Line rhythm. She enjoys singing New Orleans traditional Jazz standards in Japanese and intermixes with English.

Kanako has performed privately with Dr. Lonnie Smith, and performed with many renowned Jazz and blues artists like Detroit Brooks, Chris Thomas King(Grammy Winner), Charmaine Neville, Herman Lebeaux, Steve Masakowski, Walter "Wolfman"Washington, Thaddeus Richard, Mem Shannon, Vasti Jackson, Donald Ramsey, Kirk Joseph, Walter Harris,Raphael Bas,and more. She plays at many music clubs and Hotel like, House of Blues, Café Istanbul, Hotel Royal Sonesta, Cote Sud, Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro, Sweet Lorraine's Jazz Club and more. She regularly plays every Wednesday at Yuki Izakaya with her band from 8-11pm. She also works as a piano teacher and as a music therapist at Anna's art school to support most-at risk children to increase self-esteem and self-worth through leaning arts and experiencing community services.