For all her accomplishments in the blues realm, TOMIKO DIXON’s power as a performer is high among them. Talk about “carrying a legacy!”
From Tomiko Dixon’s website:
Philanthropist, Singer, Songwriter and Powerful Performer Tomiko Dixon is the granddaughter of late blues legend Willie Dixon. (Chess Records Chicago) known as “Thee Granddaughter of the Blues”
*Tomiko is currently the CEO of Grand Blues Music
*Brand Ambassador of Wang Dang Doddle Tees
*Executive Talent Buyer for The Music Park Network
*Columnist for Lazie Indie Magazine’s Grand Blues Music Review
“Tomiko Dixon demonstrates that her grandfather’s musical legacy is in safe hands. Make no doubt about it. She well deserves the title of “The Grand-Daughter of the Blues.”
– Jolly Rogers, Blues & Roots Radio U.K.
The blues world has opened its arms to embrace this lovely young lady, adopting her to carry on the legacy of her late grandfather Willie Dixon. Tomiko’s career began in 2009 when she began working with producers & bands. In 2010 she successfully launched herself as an artist and founded her own Publishing Company ‘Grand Blues Music.’
Tomiko Dixon served as an Honorary Grand Marshal in The Chicago Defender’s 86th Annual Bud Billiken Parade 2015 “A Moment of History.”
Following her auspicious start Tomiko has worked tirelessly to support others in the music world and has become a familiar figure in the industry:
– From 2010-2018 Tomiko was partnered with the late Jay B Ross & Associates. Ever the workhorse Tomiko is an official Grammy Voting Member, Active Supporter & Member of the Memphis ,Vicksburg & Helena BluesFoundations and former Vice-President of the Windy City Blues Society
– In October 2016 & again in 2018 Tomiko is the youngest Blues Ambassador/Artist to be inducted in The Chicago Blues Hall of Fame.
– Winner of the CMA’s (Chicago Music Awards 2017 • BEST BLUES ENTERTAINER AWARD)
Photo © Peter M. Hurley
– Peter M. Hurley
Mr. Hurley is a contributing photographer and writer for Living Blues Magazine and the staff photographer for Chicago Blues Network. His recent book Blues Legacy: Tradition and Innovation in Chicago, in collaboration with Blues historian and author David Whiteis, showcases his work in the field. His passion for blues music began with a 6th grade dance party discovery of Bo Diddley which led to Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and so on. It continues to this day. VISIT PETER’S WEBSITE HERE.