MIHO NOBUZANE jazz pianist / keyboardist /composer / vocalist
Born in Osaka Japan, a versatile musician Miho Nobuzane began studying piano at the age of four at Yamaha Music School. After graduation from ”Kobe Yamate Women's Junior College” as a classical piano major, her passion for jazz & Brazilian jazz changed her musical journey. Before coming to New York City, she was fortuned to meet & frequently perform with many renowned jazz musicians from US. After she moved to New York City, she began to distinguish herself immediately in the Brazilian music scene. Subsequently expanding to various music genres.
Miho has performed at many historical venues such as: Blue Note New York, Iridium, S.O.B's, Zinc Bar, B.B. King, Joe's Pub, The Cutting Room, Lincoln Center, Flushing Town Hall, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Times Square outdoor stage, Wingate Field, Prospect Park bandshell, Auditorio Ibirapuera (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Espaço Cachuera (sponsored by Japan Consulate, Sao Paulo Brazil), Ward Rafters (Honolulu, Hawaii), The Royal Hawaiian Center (Honolulu Hawaii) and many others.
Miho has been a regular pianist / keyboardist of a legendary drummer, “Bernard “pretty” Purdie & Friends” after a recording session in 2006.
Miho has performed with such well known great musicians as : Bernard Purdie, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, Bakithi Kumalo, Filo Machado, Paula Lima, Ana Popovic, Portinho, Lincoln Goines, Oz Noy, Nanny Assis, Nilson Matta, Marcelo Kimura, Hendrik Meurkens, Broadway Sings, and many others.
Miho has three albums: “Make You Happy”, “Simple Words ~Jazz loves Brazil”, and “Anata Ni Deaeta”.
Miho is an educator at Afro Latin Jazz Alliance.
”Miho's dynamic approach to the keyboard sets her apart from the others ! Her
playing is refreshing and her crossover style is magnificent she
plays it all. Miho's new CD has been well worth waiting for."
Bernard "pretty" Purdie
"Miho Nobuzane ... wonderful songwriter and talented pianist ... beautiful and
melodic improvisations and a Brazilian swing in the heart ...
A great pleasure to play with Miho." Filo Machado
”Miho's dynamic approach to the keyboard sets her apart from the others! Her playing is refreshing and her crossover style is magnificent. She plays it all."
- Bernard "pretty" Purdie
"Miho Nobuzane ... wonderful songwriter and talented pianist ... beautiful and melodic improvisations and a Brazilian swing in the heart ... A great pleasure to play with Miho."
- Filo Machado