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Concerts & Music
December 06, 2020 to December 06, 2020
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St., New York, New York, United States, 10012
About This Event
Blue Note New York is now open for brunch packages with incidental live music.

Appearing on Our Stage: NOBUKI TAKAMEN TRIO

Originally from Hiroshima, Japan, jazz guitarist/composer Nobuki Takamen has been developing a reputation as ''the best jazz guitarist Japan has ever produced'' as lauded in AllAboutJazz since he relocated to New York in 2004.

Described by Critical Jazz: ''…Jim Hall meets Wes Montgomery on their way to a Kenny Burrell show…'', his music draws influence from the jazz greats and other musicians such as Paul Simon, James Taylor, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and melts them into something distinctively his own.

Nobuki has toured with his group in North America and Europe, performing at many of the best international jazz clubs and festivals including Iridium Jazz Club, Blue Note NY, Blues Alley, Smalls Jazz Club, the Montreal International Jazz Festival, and the Nisville Jazz Festival, where he opened for the original Blues Brothers Band. He has also toured annually throughout Japan since 2004.

Nobuki has four albums released on What's New Records and Summit Records, and four albums on his own label, including his first solo album, "Solo Guitar", his two-disc 6th album, "Live in Japan", his eponymous 7th album, "The Nobuki Takamen Trio", and his 8th album, "Life is Now", which was released in October 2020.

His playing and music have been featured in publications worldwide, including DownBeat, Guitar World, Vintage Guitar Magazine, Just Jazz Guitar, AllAboutJazz, Jazz Podium (Germany), Jazz'n'more (Switzerland), Jazz Special (Denmark), Musica Jazz (Italy), Jazzwise (UK), Swing Journal (Japan), Jazz Life Magazine (Japan).

Nobuki is currently working on promoting his brand new album and booking tours to support the release of this album.


Blue Note
131 W. 3rd St
New York, NY 10012

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