Miho Nobuzane is a talented pianist, composer, vocalist and singer. She was born in Osaka in Japan, where she studied classical piano in college. In 1996, she arrived in New York and began to play in many styles including jazz, Brazilian, R&B. African fusion is also a part of her repertoire. You can now find her at major New York City venues like the Blue Note, Kitano New York and Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Miho’s debut album, “Make you Happy: Brazilian Jazz for Making Everyone Happy”, was released in March 2007. It has been heard on WBGO 88.3 FM in the United States, Australia, Latin America and Europe. La Gua Gua radiomix 89.1FM aired a Miho Nobuzane Brazilian Jazz special broadcast in Buenos Aires. It featured her music for thirty minutes. Saul Zavarce (the producer and on-air presenter of Fiesta Jazz) named “Make You Happily” one of the top 10 CDs in 2007. Joe Bendel, a New York jazz writer, also listed it on his blog, “J.B. Spins”.
Jazz Improv magazine’s March 2008 issue featured a review of her CD. Jazz critic Clive Griffin wrote: “Make You Happy” is an impressive album in which Nobuzane skillfully demonstrates her skills as a composer, pianist, and arranger. This album is filled with well-crafted music. . . The door has been open… we can look forward to the abundance of music still to come from MihoNobuzane.” The magazine also selected her Blue Note New York performance as the notable performance of the month.
Nobuzane was invited to be a musical guest on the Time Werner Cable TV program “The Jump”, in September 2009. Some of her original songs were performed and sang by Nobuzane.
She has been a side person and has recorded and played with legendary drummer Bernard “Pretty”, Elisabeth Withers, Blue Note recording artist and COLORPURPLE Tony Award nominee, and the award-winning Brazilian band Grupo Saveiro.