Shanti Snyder is a singer, lyricist, and composer known for her work on "Sora" from "Visions of Eskaflowne",  "Inner Universe" from Ghost in the Shell, and her collaborations with composers such as Yoko Kanno. Now entering the twentieth year of her career, she has grown into a respected solo recording artist in Japan's Jazz and Pop scenes. As a woman in her 30's, she prides herself as a singer bringing sincerity, grace, and passion through her voice and music. She is often compared with Norah Jones, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Holly Cole, and a young Ella Fitzgerald. Based in Japan where she primarily tours, Shanti has performed in Europe( Paris, Lisbon, Cologne, Astorius, Madrid) and has released "Cloud 9" from the renowned Dutch Jazz Label CHALLENGE RECORDS. 

Venues: Suntory Hall, Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall, Hitachi Civic Hall, Cotton Club Tokyo, Blue Note Tokyo, Blue Note Nagoya, Billboard Live Osaka, Billboard Live Tokyo, Motion Blue Yokohama etc...

“I was born and raised in a small town by the sea;  literally in a house on the shore. I was closer with nature than I was to people.

I found school strange, I felt away from the world because my whole world was about exploring my inner universe on the beach. 

I travelled each year to Paris to see my father during summers since the age of 8. Brought up by my mother, a very spirited and giving woman, compassion is a virtue.

Having an international education, I have been blessed to befriend people from almost every culture. These things have shaped who I am today.”
— Shanti

District 81... Shanti introduces Yokohama, the area where she hang out as a teenager.... watch her sing in a yellow cab.