Miho Nobuzane
(pianist, vocalist, composer, arranger)




A versatile jazz pianist, composer, and vocalist Miho Nobuzane was born in Osaka, Japan, where she majored in classical piano during college. After she moved into New York, she began to distinguish herself immediately in the Brazilian music scene. Subsequently expanding to various music genres where she performed with such well-known great musicians as; Bernard "pretty" Purdie, Filo Machado, Martha Reeves & Vandellas, Ana Popovic, Hendrik Meurkens, Sergio Brandao, Portinho, Lincoln Goines, David Finck, Nilson Matta, Cafe, Victor Jones, Carla Cook, Bakithi Kumalo, and many others.



Her first album “Make YOU Happy" (Brazilian Jazz) has broadcasted worldwide including the biggest jazz FM radio station in New York “WBGO 88.3", “Cultura" FM Radio Porto Alegre, Brazil, and was ranked No.3 in the Brazilian Jazz category of the year 2007 by Saul Zavarce, the on-air host and producer of “Fiesta Jazz" PBS FM 106.7 in Australia. She was also featured on "La Guagua" radiomix 89.1FM in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


ー “MAKE YOU HAPPY" is an impressive release, in which Nobuzane deftly demonstrates well-honed skills as a pianist, composer, and arranger. No doubt she would be a powerful contributor as soloist and accompanist in almost any situation.ー Clive Griffin (Jazz Improve magazine)



On January 2014, Miho released her 2nd album “Simple Words ~Jazz loves Brazil" which includes 10 of her compositions out of 15 songs. It has broadcasted by WBGO 88.3FM “Latin Jazz Cruise". In addition, her silky voice is showed off in the new album, Miho was nominated as a female singer in Brazilian International Press Award in 2015 & 2016. 



" 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" Filó Machado



MIDWEST RECORD - CHRIS SPECTOR wrote : Kind of a pomo version of Brazilian jazz is flying out of her skillful finger tips with a result that lifts you up and takes you away. Tasty throughout, her playing is a certified breath of fresh air. Fun listening that never feels like listening at all as it plugs into you rather than asking you to plug into it, samba flavored jazz doesn't get any better than this. Well done. 



On October 2014, Miho Nobuzane Samba Jazz Trio did a "Simple Words" CD release concert in front of full house at a jazz club "Iridium", NY.
Miho performed in Sao Paulo Brazil for a concert sponsored by Japan Consulate in Sao Paulo at Espaço Cachuera on November 15th, 2014 with Filo Machado. Miho also performed with Martha Reeves & Vandellas at Auditorio Ibirapuera on November 16th, 2014.



On January 2015, Miho performed at Tucson Jazz Festival in Arizona with "Gabriel Espinosa & Hendrik Meurkens" band, and got a review, "Miho Nobuzane - Her piano was magical, caressed by hands that glided over the keys with precision, grace and buoyancy. She added a lot of personality and flare to a show that was laden with heavy hitters in the jazz field. This show was Brazilian jazz at its best! " 
- Mary Andrews, Tucson Jazz Festival, January 2015 


On April 2015, Miho recorded seven songs for Ana Popovic's new album "Trilogy" produced by Bernard Purdie. Miho played piano, keyboard, & organ.

On January 2016, Miho was invited to play at "NAMM show" in Anaheim, California, performed with "Bakithi Kumalo & friends" at Bass Bash stage & the NS design booth, played Miho's compositions "African Time" & "Miho's Samba".

On April 2016, Miho became a NORD keyboard artist.