Jazz Guitarist | Composer

"... showing his sense of melody, originality, and unique expression. A thoroughly pleasing and fulfilling album with the band totally in touch…" - Gene Bertoncini
What's New?
= Nobuki Takamen Trio will be playing at Blue Note NY on December 6th, featuring Michael O’Brien on bass and Winard Harper on drums!! 

You may be able to watch live streaming so you could see us from anywhere in the world. Please stay tuned for more details here.

= My new studio album ‘’Life is Now’’ comes out October 21st. Stream the album on your favorite platform! 


''Just One Story'' from the album is featured on Guitar World! Check out their Essential  Guitar Tracks of the week here.

''Hider or Seeker?'' has been featured on Spotify playlists ''All New Jazz'' and ''JD's Jook Joint''. Like/follow my Spotify page and listen to all the tunes!!

AS an exclusive offer, you can get 3 bonus tracks (MP3/WAV) when you download the album. In order to get the tracks, email me from here after you purchase the album from other websites, or simply purchase directly from me.

Digital download is $10. After you make a payment via Venmo, PayPal or check, I will send you a link to download the album and the bonus tracks. (Physical copies of the album will be available in the next year)

I hope you enjoy my 8th release as a bandleader and you share it with everyone who might like it. 

For more details, click here to check my discography page!!

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. 

I'm currently offering a free 30 minute introductory online guitar lesson via Skype, Zoom or FaceTime. Email me if you're interested.

Please feel free to ask me if you have any questions about jazz guitar, gears, etc.

Social Media
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