Saori Yuki addresses the audience at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday, during her performance with Pink Martini. The Japanese songstress will have performances tonight and Sunday at the Bowl. (JUN NAGATA/Rafu Shimpo)

Japanese singer Saori Yuki continues her weekend series of concerts with Pink Martini at the Hollywood Bowl, tonight at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7:30.

Saori Yuki’s first single, “Yoake no Scat.”Since the release of her first single, “Yoake no Scat,” in 1969, she has recorded over 30 albums and starred in several movies and TV shows.

Yuki partnered with Pink Martini shortly after hearing a cover of her song “Taya Tan” performed by the Portland, Ore.-based ensemble on their 2007 album “Hey Eugene.”

Pink Martini will also be joined by the Los Angeles Philharmonic (conducted by Bramwell Tovey) and singers China Forbes and Storm Large.

The 12-piece band’s new album, “Get Happy,” will be released on Sept. 24. It features 16 songs selected and arranged by Thomas Lauderdale, including songs in German, French, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Farsi, Turkish and Romanian.

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  1. I have a great story concerning Scat in the Dark and Ms Yuki I would love to verify and share if I could contact her producer. The story takes place in 1969 in Okinawa.
    If someone could direct me to the right person I would greatly appretiate it.

    My wife and I both think she is wonderful.