Jazz Guitarist | Composer

What's New? (Last Update: March 24, 2020)
= Updated Lesson Materials page. I hope these help when you work on improvisation and playing guitar in general.

= My next album, which was recorded with my trio during my tour in Japan last year, is to be released in this year. 

Until a late 2020 release date, you can get latest news about the new album on Instagram and Facebook. I will also post new performance videos of the trio regularly on YouTube.

Please stay tuned for CD release tour dates in the USA and Canada!!

= Helsingin taivas (Helsinki Sky) from The Nobuki Takamen Trio album won the first prize of the Instrumental category in the 2019 USA Songwriting Competition.

Download/Stream the tune as well as all of my other tunes on AmazonApple MusicSpotify. If you're interested in checking out the lead sheet of the tune, please email me from here.

“the best jazz guitarist Japan has ever produced.” – AllAboutJazz (5 Stars)

Download/Stream The Nobuki Takamen Trio as well as all of my albums on: 
AmazoniTunesApple MusicSpotify.

Click here for the details of each album as well as the links to purchase the albums.

Physical copies of my albums (with my autograph) as well as original USB memory stick (USB 3.0 16GB) with high resolution version of 3 albums ("Solo Guitar", "Live in Japan","The Nobuki Takamen Trio") are available for purchase. Click here to order directly from me.

Guitar Lessons
Check and subscribe to my YouTube channel for new lesson videos and more. If you'd like to study with me, click here to learn more about my Skype lesson, and here for private lessons in the NY/NJ tristate area. Please feel free to ask me if you have any questions about jazz guitar, gears, etc.

Social Media
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