Miho Nobuzane Brazilian Jazz Group

pianist/composer/vocalist with her trio or quartet

miho nobuzaneA stellar pianist, composer, and vocalist, Miho Nobuzane was born in Osaka, Japan where she majored in classical piano during college. She arrived in New York in 1996, where she began playing in a wide variety of styles, including jazz, Brazilian, R&B, African fusion, and latin jazz. These days you can find her in major New York City venues such as the Blue Note, Kitano New York, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Joe’s Pub, SOB’s, Zinc Bar, and B.B King — as well as touring the world.

In March.2007, Miho released her debut album, “Make You Happy: Brazilian jazz for making everyone happy!” Her music has been played on radio stations in the U.S. on WBGO 88.3 FM, and in Australia, Latin America, Europe, and the United States.  In Buenos Aires,”La Gua Gua radiomix 89.1FM aired a Miho Nobuzane Brazilian jazz special broadcast and played her music for 30 minutes. In December 2007, “Make You Happy” was named one of the Top 10  CDs of the year by Saul Zavarce, the on-air presenter and producer of “Fiesta Jazz” (PBS FM106.7 in Australia), and by New York jazz writer Joe Bendel on the blog, “J.B. Spins”.

Jazz Improv magazine’s March 2008 issue reviewed her CD, with jazz critic Clive Griffin writing: “‘Make You Happy’ is an impressive release, in which Nobuzane deftly demonstrates well-honed skills as a pianist, composer, and arranger.  With the wealth of well-crafted music on this album . . . the door has been opened … we can look optimistically toward the abundance of music yet to come from Miho Nobuzane.” In the same issue, her Blue Note New York show was selected by the magazine as the noteworthy performance of the month.

In September 2009, Nobuzane and her trio “Miho Nobuzane Brazilian Jazz Group” was invited as a musical guest of the TV program “The Jump” which was broadcast by Time Werner Cable in New York. She played and sang some of her original tunes.

As a sideperson, she has played and/or recorded with the legendary drummer Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, COLOR PURPLE Tony Award nominee and Blue Note recording artist Elisabeth Withers, the award winning Brazilian band Grupo Saveiro, Cafe, Meia Noite, Sergio Brandao, Darryl Hall, Kenny Davis, Bakithi Kumalo, Francis Mbappe and many more.

Ellen Azorin, President
Cantaloupe Music Productions, Inc.
Phone: 212.724.2400
E-Mail: music.inquiry@cantaloupeproductions.com

From new CD, “Simple Words (Jazz Loves Brazil):

Fly With Me In Spring:

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Avenida Atlantica:

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Moonlight Serenade:

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Moonlight Serenade:

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Ponteio:

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Chorinho Medley:

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Ray (composed by Miho):

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Moonlight Serenade:

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Make You Happy (composed by Miho):

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Cravo e Canela:

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