Kiyoe is a Jazz vocalist living in San Francisco Bay Area. She has performed at various festivals and venues in California, USA, and toured Japan for the past 25 years. She has sung alto part in the jazz vocal ensembles Vocal Flight at De Anza College and Synchronicity at West Valley College. They won second place in the U.S. in the Reno Jazz Festival Competition and has been featured in Downbeat magazine. She has performed with such notable jazz musicians as the late Smith Dobson, Herb Ellis, the late Bob Florence, Marcos Silva, Alessandro Penezzi, and more. She received her master's degree in music from San Jose State University, California, under the direction of the late jazz pianist Frank Semares. While in SJSU, she formed a Brazilian music duo in 2010, and has continued to perform and study Brazilian music at the California College of Jazz Music and the California Brazil Camp.