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Nobuki Takamen

Guitarist/Composer Nobuki Takamen, born in 1977 and raised in Hiroshima, Japan, now resides in Jersey City, NJ and performs in the Tri-State area.

Nobuki leads his own band, NOBUKI TAKAMEN GROUP which performs his original compositions and arrangements. A mainstay of the New York jazz scene, he has performed at jazz clubs, including Blue Note New York and Iridium Jazz Club and jazz festivals, including the Montreal Intreanational Jazz Festival 2009, the Medicine Hat Jazz Fest 2009, the Calgary Jazz Festival 2009 and the Rochester International Jazz Festival 2007 and he has also toured annually throughout Japan since 2004.

Nobuki has two albums as a leader released from What’s New Records. Both the first album, Bull’s Blues (2006) and the second, FROM NOW ON (2008) are comprised entirely of his original compositions and have been featured in DownBeat, Just Jazz Guitar, AllAboutJazz, Jazz Guitar Book, LA Jazz Scene, Jazz Life Magazine and Swing Journal.

The third album, Live at the Iridium was recorded live at New York’s Iridium Jazz Club on July 15th, 2009 and it is to be released from Summit Records in July 2010.

Nobuki endorses Acoustic Image, Raezer’s Edge, Taylor Guitars and Yamaha USA.