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Miho Nobuzane

Miho Nobuzane hails from Osaka, Japan, and was a classical piano major in college in Japan. It was after graduation that she became inspired by jazz, studied and started performing jazz, Brazilian music and more in clubs in Japan. She arrived in New York in 1996 " when she began playing in every imaginable stylistic situation. Now several years later you can find her in local venues and traveling the world.

On March.2007, Miho produced her debut album "Make YOU Happy"-Super grooving Brazilian Jazz for making everyone happy! Miho's music has been played some radio stations in Australia, Latin America, Europe, and USA(includes WBGO 88.3FM). "La gua gua" radiomix 89.1FM in Buenos Aires, Argentina had the Miho Nobuzane Brazilian jazz special and played Miho's music for 30min- 7tunes.

Her debut album "Make YOU Happy" has made it to best CDs of 2007 top 10 by "Fiesta Jazz" (PBS FM 106.7 in Melbourne, Australia), and a jazz writer, J.B.Spins.

She has played and/or recorded with;

A legendary drummer Bernard "pretty" Purdie, Tony Award nominee on "Color Purple" and a Blue Note record lebel artist Elisabeth Withers, award winner Brazilian group Grupo Saveiro, Sergio Brandao, Paulo Braga, Ze Luis, Vanderlei Pereira, Helio Schiavo, Nilson Matta, Valtinho, Cafe, David Finck, Ricky Sebastian, Rodney Holmes, Bobby Thomas, Kenny Davis, Darryl Hall, John Lee, Stanley Banks, John Benitez, Octavio Kotan, Ernest Simpson, David Gilmore, Rhythm Nation band, Jerry Elcock , Burt Conrad all stars, Abdou Mboup & Waakaw, Paul Simon's bassist Bakithi Kumalo group, Dominic Kanza & African Rhythm Machine, Francis Mbappe-FM tribe, Jojo Kuo Afro beat collective, Jimmy Mgwandi & Ntomb'Khona Dlamini-Safro, African Blue Note, Buddy Hankerson, A.C Drummer,and many others.

Venues

Blue Note NY, Flushing Town Hall, Kitano, Cachaca, Joe's Pub, Sweet Rhythm, B.B.King, S.O.B's, Zinc Bar, Jazz Gallery, Makor, Satalla, Sugar Bar, Priory, Village Underground, Schomber Center, Tavern on the green, Brooklyn Mod, Nell's, Peppers, Via Brazil, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Museum for African Art, Radio City Hall, Times Square outdoor stage, Jamaica arts&music Summer Festival, Wingate Field(Martin Luther King Jr. concert series), Jazz at Lincoln Center, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Mid Summer Night Swing, Celebrate Brooklyn!Prospect Park bandshell, Central Park-Herlem Meer Performance Festival, Cape Cod Melody Tent, and many others.

As a Transcriber,

Miho prepared the music sheets for Elisabeth Withers, Rhythm Nation band, Jerry Elcock, Abdou Mboup&Waakaw, Katende, Raquel Lima, and more.

Tags

"wonderfully lyrical pianist, impressive technical skills at the piano, rhythmic flexibility and inventive solos"
"Make YOU Happy is an impressive release, in which Nobuzane deftly demonstrates well-honed skills as a pianist, composer, and arranger. No doubt she would be a powerful contributor " as soloist and accompanist " in almost any situation. With the wealth of well-crafted music on this album, and that it represents but her first release, the door has been opened … and we can look optimistically toward the abundance of music yet to come from Miho Nobuzane."
-by Clive Griffin-Jazz Improv magazine

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