Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto can provide koto music in traditional or world jazz format,
 Murasaki Ensemble, performing foreground or ambient music. Muramoto has a track record of bringing authentic traditional Japanese music or world jazz fusion music to many successful events.

She can also create original music commissioned for commercials, film and theatre.


Events Muramoto and her musicians have performed for include:"

  •  Nobel Prize Winner Al Gore
  • Christina Aguilera & Jordan Bratman’s Wedding Rehearsal Dinner
  • – Yasuhiro Nakasone, former Prime Minister of Japan
  • -  State of the World Forum, hosted by Mikael Gorbachev
  • – Walter Shorenstein Forum
  • – Robert Mondavi Winery
  • – Ford Motor Company
  • Disney Productions
  • Grand Kabuki Reception
  • – Academy of Sciences Gala
  • – Arts of Pacific Asia, SF Asian Art Museum


For Japanese traditional music, the instrumentation includes koto, shakuhachi (bamboo flute), shamisen (3-stringed lute-like instrument), and 17-stringed bass koto.

 Murasaki Ensemble for world jazz fusion, the instrumentation includes koto, guitar, bass, flute and percussion.