about Nori Ochiai
Considered by many to be a fine modern jazz pianist, Nori Ochiai worked regularly as both a leader and sideman in local clubs in Tokyo where he was born and raised. He also did arranging for numerous pop artists, film scores and worked as a cellist for music studios, as well.
He moved to New York in 2005 and attended The New School University Jazz and Contemporary Music Program where he studied piano with Junior Mance, Aaron Goldberg, Hal Galper, Reggie Workman, Andrew Cyrille, Michael Karn, Charles Tolliver, Cecil Bridgewater. He also studied ensemble with Joanne Brackeen, Hal Galper, Reggie Workman, Andrew Cyrille, Michael Karn, Charles Tolliver, Cecil Bridgewater and more.
Nori Ochiai has performed in many of New York City’s top jazz venues including The Knickerbocker Bar and Grill,Sweet Rhythm, Cleopatra's Needle, Garage Restaurant & Cafe, St