Akim, born and raised in New York City, started his vocal career early. During his college years he trained and worked at the college radio station WCWP 88.1FM. As an on-air personality there, he hosted and produced jazz and Japanese music programming in addition to lending his voice to production work for liners and PSAs (Public Service Announcements). His career highlights include interviews with jazz legend Eddie Palmieri, New Age artist John Tesh, Japanese pop star Kubota Toshinobu and more. During this time Akim developed a distinct vocal style, which includes being soft, clear and pleasant.
Akim's voice archive includes:
Since coming to Japan Akim has maintained his skills by regularly hosting his own radio shows online. He currently hosts the podcast JIN Radio on japanindies.com, introducing Japanese Independent music to the masses. He also continues to build new skills through vocal and improv training. He is a performer and Co-MC for Improv-A-Go-Go, a comedy Improv show in the Tokyo area. In addition he has been learning to sing classic Japanese songs.
With all this he continues to gain experience and looks to make an impact on the voice talent industry.