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Nobuki Takamen

Jazz Guitar from Jersey City, NJ - Will travel up to 500 miles

$300 - $3000 per event
If you are looking for a solo musician or jazz duo/trio/quartet for your next party, corporate functions, wedding ceremony, cocktail hours, dinner or happy hour, I believe that my fine repertoire of jazz, latin, bossa nova and originals is perfect for your event.

''the best jazz guitarist Japan has ever produced'' - AllAboutJazz (5 stars)

”Takamen is a master. Beautiful solo guitar.” - Vintage Guitar Magazine

''His music always swings whether taken at a medium or slow tempo, Takamen, like Joe Pass, sounds like a complete group by himself.”
- Scott Yanow (the author of The Great Jazz Guitarists)

As being a professional musician for more than 15 years, I have performed at many of the best jazz festivals and clubs in North America, Europe and Asia, including the Montreal International Jazz Festival, Iridium Jazz Club, Blue Note NY and Blues Alley to name a few, as a headliner as well as an opening act for the Original Blues Brothers Band from the movie, The Blues Brothers (1980) and many others. I have seven albums released from three different labels including a Grammy Award winning, Summit Records.

My playing and music have been featured in publications worldwide, including DownBeat, Vintage Guitar Magazine, Just Jazz Guitar, AllAboutJazz, L.A.Jazz Scene, Jazz Podium (Germany), Jazz'n'more (Switzerland), Jazz Special (Denmark), Musica Jazz (Italy), Jazzwise (UK), Jazz Life Magazine (Japan), Swing Journal (Japan). My latest trio album was played more than 400,000 times on Spotify in less than 6 months from its release, and one of my compositions from the album won the first prize of the Instrumental category in the 2019 USA Songwriting Competition.

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Without a Song
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All the Things You Are
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Everything I Love
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Please note Nobuki Takamen will also travel to Atlantic Highlands, Leonardo, Apo, Belford, Harmon Meadow, Highlands, Newark, Port Monmouth, East Orange, Elizabeth, Keansburg, Middletown, Rumson, Eatontown, Fair Haven, Orange, Red Bank, Clifton, Hackensack, Little Silver, Avenel, Hazlet, Holmdel, Lincroft, Monmouth Beach, Shrewsbury, Teaneck, West Caldwell, Fort Monmouth, Keyport.
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