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Nobuki Takamen

Guitarist/composer Nobuki Takamen was born in Hiroshima, Japan. Jazz historian Scott Yanow describes him as ''an excellent improviser in his own bop-inspired style.'' John Heidt of Vintage Guitar Magazine has also called him ''a mature player with keen sense of composition [and] considerable technical skill.''

A mainstay of the New York jazz scene, Nobuki has toured with his group in North America and Europe, performing at some of the best international jazz festivals and clubs including the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Rochester International Jazz Festival, Blue Note NY, Iridium Jazz Club, Blues Alley and Smalls Jazz Club. He has also toured annually throughout Japan since 2004.

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''a mature player with keen sense of composition, considerable technical skill...'' John Heidt, Vintage Guitar Magazine

''Guitarist Nobuki Takamen has taken his Gibson around the world... and made his name in jazz with range from pensive to passionate!’’ the Montreal Jazz Festival

''Takamen has a consistently mellow tone and a style that ranges from relaxed to fiery.'' Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene

''... prodigious technique... lyrical melodies akin to James Taylor's, which sink into the mind, inviting subconscious lyric-writing from even the most casual listen.'' Dave Major, AllAboutJazz

''Takamen continues his seamless merging of lyrically-resplendent compositions, with peppery, in-the-pocket grooves.'' Glenn Astarita, JazzReview.com

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Primary Instrument

Guitar

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Discography

The Nobuki Takamen Trio

The Nobuki Takamen...

Self Produced
2018

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Live in Japan

Live in Japan

Self Produced
2016

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Solo Guitar

Solo Guitar

Self Produced
2015

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Live at the Iridium

Live at the Iridium

Summit Records
2011

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From Now On

From Now On

What's New Records
2009

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