October & November 2017
Japan Tour

June 2017
Canada Tour
June 9th, Lethbridge Jazz & Blues Festival 2017
June 16th, Summer Jazz Fest 2017 in Calgary
June 18th - 24th, Medicine Hat Jazz Fest 2017

May 2017

Date/Time Venue/Address Admission Band
Sunday, May 7th
12:30PM - 1:00PM
White Plains Cherry Blossom Festival
20 Lake St
White Plains, New York 10603
No Cover
Sumie Kaneko / Vocal & Shamisen
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Tuesday, May 9th
7:00PM - 9:30PM
Arthur's Tavern
57 Grove Street
New York, NY 10014
No Cover
Yuichi Hirakawa Trio:
Yuichi Hirakawa / Drums
Yasushi Gonjo / Bass
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Saturday, May 13th
12:00PM - 3:00PM
Nabe Harlem
2367 Fredrick Douglas
New York, NY 10027
No Cover Nabuko / Vocal
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Saturday, May 20th
2:00PM - 5:00PM
Songkran Thai Kitchen
330 8th Ave
New York, NY 10001
No Cover Yasushi Gonjo / Bass
Takehiro Shimizu / Drums
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar

Wednesday, May 31st
7:30PM - 9:00PM

UkeHut
36-01 36th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11106
$15 (Include Free Drinks)

SAKAI / Vocal, Guitar & Ukulele
Haruna Fukazawa / Flute
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar


April 2017


Date/Time Venue/Address Admission Band
Saturday, April 1st
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Tomi Jazz
239 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
TBA Rico Yuzen / Vocal
Haruna Fukazawa / Flute
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar

Monday, April 3rd
8:00PM - 11:00PM

Tomi Jazz
239 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
TBA Akemi Yamada / Vocal
Shu Odamura / Guitar
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar

Wednesday, April 26th
7:30PM - 9:00PM

UkeHut
36-01 36th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11106
$15 (Include Free Drinks)

SAKAI / Vocal, Guitar & Ukulele
Haruna Fukazawa / Flute
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar

Saturday, April 29th
10:00PM - 12:00AM
B Flat
277 Church Street
New York, NY 10013
Between White St and Franklin St
No Cover Mamiko 3:
Mamiko Taira / Vocal
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Yasushi Gonjo / Bass


March 2017


Date/Time Venue/Address Admission Band
Tuesday, March 7th
7:00PM - 9:30PM
Arthur's Tavern
57 Grove Street
New York, NY 10014
No Cover
Yuichi Hirakawa Trio:
Yuichi Hirakawa / Drums
Andrea Veneziani / Bass
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Saturday, March 11th
7:00PM - 10:00PM
Antique Garage Restaurant
41 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10013
No Cover Haruna Fukazawa / Flute
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar

Wednesday, March 29th
7:30PM - 9:00PM

UkeHut
36-01 36th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11106
$15 (Include Free Drinks)

SAKAI / Vocal, Guitar & Ukulele
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar

Tuesday, March 28th
7:00PM - 9:30PM
Arthur's Tavern
57 Grove Street
New York, NY 10014
No Cover
Nobuki Takamen Trio:
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Yuto Mitomi / Tenor Sax
Kenji Yoshitake / Bass


February 2017


Date/Time Venue/Address Admission Band

Wednesday, February 22th
7:30PM - 9:00PM

UkeHut
36-01 36th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11106
$15 (Include Free Drinks)

SAKAI / Vocal, Guitar & Ukulele
Haruna Fukazawa / Flute
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar


January 2017


Date/Time Venue/Address Admission Band
Saturday, January 7th
10:00PM - 12:00AM
B Flat
277 Church Street
New York, NY 10013
Between White St and Franklin St
No Cover Mamiko 3:
Mamiko Taira / Vocal
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Yasushi Gonjo / Bass
Tuesday, January 10th
5:00PM - 8:00PM
Lexington Hotel
511 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017
No Cover Andrea Veneziani / Bass
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Saturday, January 21st
12:00PM - 3:00PM
Nabe Harlem
2367 Fredrick Douglas
New York, NY 10027
No Cover James Zollar / Trumpet
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar

Tuesday, January 24th
7:30PM - 10:30PM

Jules Bistro
65 St. Marks Place
New York, NY 10003
No Cover

Joonsam Lee / Bass
Yvonnick Prene / Harmonica
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar

Wednesday, January 25th
7:30PM - 9:00PM

UkeHut
36-01 36th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11106
$15 (Include Free Drinks)

SAKAI / Vocal, Guitar & Ukulele
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar

Tuesday, January 31st
7:00PM - 9:30PM
Arthur's Tavern
57 Grove Street
New York, NY 10014
No Cover
Yuichi Hirakawa Trio:
Yuichi Hirakawa / Drums
Tim Ferguson / Bass
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar


December 2016

Date/Time Venue/Address Admission Band
Saturday, December 10th
12:00PM - 3:00PM
Nabe Harlem
2367 Fredrick Douglas
New York, NY 10027
No Cover Nabuko / Vocal
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Tuesday, December 20th
7:00PM - 9:30PM
Arthur's Tavern
57 Grove Street
New York, NY 10014
No Cover
Yuichi Hirakawa Trio:
Yuichi Hirakawa / Drums
Yasushi Gonjo / Bass
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Thursday, December 22nd
9:00PM - 11:30PM
Tomi Jazz
239 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
No Cover
$5 Minimum
Rico Yuzen / Vocal
Haruna Fukazawa / Flute
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Saturday, December 24th
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Tomi Jazz
239 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
TBA Akihiro Yamamoto / Bass
Shu Odamura / Guitar
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar

Sunday, December 25th
12:30PM - 3:30PM

Jules Bistro
65 St. Marks Place
New York, NY 10003
No Cover

Joonsam Lee / Bass
Song-Yi Jeon / Vocal
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar

Wednesday, December 28th
7:30PM - 9:00PM

UkeHut
36-01 36th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11106
$15 (Include Free Drinks)

SAKAI / Vocal, Guitar & Ukulele
Haruna Fukazawa / Flute
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar

Saturday, December 31st
9:00PM - 12:00AM
Trattoria Machiavelli
519 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024
TBA Robert Trien / Piano
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Nobuyuki Yamasaki / Bass


November 2016

Finland Tour:
Monday, November 21st, Jazzklubi Monk (Turku)
Thursday, November 24th, Malmitalo (Helsinki)
Friday, November 25th, Village autti (Lapland)
Saturday, November 26th, Hotel Santa Claus (Rovaniemi)
Sunday, November 27th, TBA (Rovaniemi)

Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Johannes Peltola / Bass (11/21 & 24)
Oskar Suksi / Drums (11/21 & 24)
Hannu Raudaskoski / Bass (11/25 & 26)


October & November 2016

Nobuki Takamen Trio Japan Tour 2016

Nobuki Takamen Trio:
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Toshiyuki Tanahashi / Bass
Naoki Aikawa / Drums (except 10/27)

Special Guests:
Shu Keijin / Piano (10/19)
Hiroki Mimura / Guitar (10/26)
Hitoshi Kanda / Piano (10/28)

Download Tour Flier
JPG
version / PDF version

Tour Schedule:
Thursday, October 6th, Saitama Sugar Hill
Saturday, October 8th, Gifu Nihon Manmannaka Center

Monday, October 11th, Toyama Takaoka Kojyokouen JAZZ PARK
Thursday, October 13th, Hiroshima Scarecrow
Friday, October 14th, Hiroshima Bird
Saturday, October 15th, Hiroshima Ongaku Sabou 78
Sunday, October 16th, Hiroshima La Cazuela

Monday, October 17th, Fukuoka New Combo
Wednesday, October 19th, Kobe Yorozuya Soubei
Thursday, October 20th, Okayama Kissa Ichibankan
Satruday, October 22nd, Okayama Hinase Jazz Festival 2016
Sunday, October 23rd, Hyogo Optopia

Tuesday, October 25th, Kyoto Candy
Wednesday, October 26th, Fukui cafe CoCotte
Thursday, October 27th, Kanazawa Mokkiriya
Friday, October 28th, Nagoya Star Eyes
Saturday, October 29th, Iida cotton1598 Iida Showroom
Sunday, October 30th, Yokohama KAMOME
Thursday, November 3rd, Tokyo TUC

Please check the website of each venue for more detail
including time, address, phone number and reservations.



September 2016

Date/Time Venue/Address Admission Band
Saturday, September 3rd
12:00PM - 3:00PM
Nabe Harlem
2367 Fredrick Douglas
New York, NY 10027
No Cover Nabuko / Vocal
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Thursday, September 8th
9:00PM - 11:30PM
Tomi Jazz
239 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
No Cover
$5 Minimum
Rico Yuzen / Vocal
Hiro Sase / Guitar
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Saturday, September 17th
10:00PM - 12:00AM
B Flat
277 Church Street
New York, NY 10013
Between White St and Franklin St
No Cover Mamiko 3:
Mamiko Taira / Vocal
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Marco Panascia / Bass
Saturday, September 24th
12:00PM - 3:00PM
Nabe Harlem
2367 Fredrick Douglas
New York, NY 10027
No Cover Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Nobuyuki Yamasaki / Bass
Saturday, September 24th
5:30PM - 9:00PM
La Defense
2 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201
No Cover Nobuyuki Yamasaki / Bass
Emile Turner / Trumpet
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar



August 2016

Date/Time Venue/Address Admission Band
Saturday, August 6th
12:00PM - 3:00PM
Nabe Harlem
2367 Fredrick Douglas
New York, NY 10027
No Cover Nabuko / Vocal
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Wednesday, August 24th
7:00PM - 10:00PM
Antique Garage Restaurant
41 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10013
No Cover Haruna Fukazawa Trio:
Haruna Fukazawa / Flute
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Lars Ekman / Bass

Saturday, August 27th
7:00PM - 10:00PM

Yuzu
350 Lenox Ave
New York, NY 10027
TBA

Takeshi Ogura / Guitar
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar

Wednesday, August 31st
7:30PM - 9:00PM

UkeHut
36-01 36th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11106
$15 (Include Free Drinks)

SAKAI / Vocal, Guitar & Ukulele
Haruna Fukazawa / Flute
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar


July 2016


Date/Time Venue/Address Admission Band
Saturday, July 9th
12:00PM - 3:00PM
Nabe Harlem
2367 Fredrick Douglas
New York, NY 10027
No Cover Nabuko / Vocal
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Tuesday, July 26th
8:00PM
Tomi Jazz
239 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
No Cover ($5 Minimum) Rico Yuzen / Vocal
Hiro Sase / Guitar
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar

Wednesday, July 27th
7:30PM - 9:00PM

UkeHut
36-01 36th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11106
$15 (Include Free Drinks)

SAKAI / Vocal, Guitar & Ukulele
Haruna Fukazawa / Flute
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar

Saturday, July 30th
1:30PM - 4:30PM
Antique Garage Restaurant
41 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10013
No Cover Haruna Fukazawa Trio:
Haruna Fukazawa / Flute
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Michael O'Brien / Bass
Saturday, July 30th
10:00PM - 12:00AM
B Flat
277 Church Street
New York, NY 10013
Between White St and Franklin St
No Cover Mamiko 3:
Mamiko Taira / Vocal
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Andrea Veneziani / Bass

June 2016


Canada Tour:
June 21 - 25
Medicine Hat Jazz Fest 2016
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar

Sunday, June 26th
Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2016
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Jodi Proznick / Bass
Jesse Cahill / Drums


Date/Time Venue/Address Admission Band
Friday, June 3rd
9:00PM - 12:00AM
The 9th Note
15 Bank St
Stamford, CT 06901
$15 Nobuki Takamen Quartet:
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Dan O'Brien / Sax
Henry Lugo / Bass
Noel Sagerman / Drums
Sunday, June 5th
1:00PM - 4:00PM
Porta
135 Newark Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07302
No Cover

This is part of the Riverview Jazz Festival 2016.
Nobuki Takamen Trio:
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Lars Ekman / Bass
Yutaka Uchida / Drums

Saturday, June 11th
5:00PM - 8:00PM
La Defense
2 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201
No Cover Nobuyuki Yamasaki / Bass
Emile Turner / Trumpet
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Saturday, June 18th
12:00PM - 3:00PM
Nabe Harlem
2367 Fredrick Douglas
New York, NY 10027
No Cover Nabuko / Vocal
James Zollar / Trumpet
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Saturday, June 18th
10:00PM - 12:00AM
B Flat
277 Church Street
New York, NY 10013
Between White St and Franklin St
No Cover Mamiko 3:
Mamiko Taira / Vocal
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Yoshi Waki / Bass

Wednesday, June 29th
7:30PM - 9:00PM

UkeHut
36-01 36th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11106
$15 (Include Free Drinks)

SAKAI / Vocal, Guitar & Ukulele
Haruna Fukazawa / Flute
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar

Thursday, June 30th
7:00PM - 10:00PM
La Flor
53-02 Roosevelt Ave
Woodside, NY 11377
No Cover Chika Tanaka / Vocal
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar

May 2016

Sunday, May 29
Nobuki Takamen Trio
"Live in Japan" CD Release Concert
@ Blue Note NY
1st Set: 11:30am
2nd Set: 1:30pm

Date/Time Venue/Address Admission Band
Wednesday, May 4th
7:00PM - 10:00PM
Antique Garage Restaurant
41 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10013
No Cover Haruna Fukazawa Trio:
Haruna Fukazawa / Flute
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Lars Ekman / Bass
Saturday, May 14th
12:00PM - 3:00PM
Nabe Harlem
2367 Fredrick Douglas
New York, NY 10027
No Cover Nabuko / Vocal
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Nobuyuki Yamasaki / Bass
Thursday, May 19th
7:00PM - 7:30PM
Ceres Gallery
547 West 27th St. Suite 201
New York, NY 10001
No Cover Ryoju Fukushiro / Tenor Sax
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Saturday, May 21st
12:00PM - 3:00PM
Nabe Harlem
2367 Fredrick Douglas
New York, NY 10027
No Cover Nabuko / Vocal
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
with Special Guest

Wednesday, May 25th
7:30PM - 9:00PM

UkeHut
36-01 36th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11106
$15 (Include Free Drinks)

SAKAI / Vocal, Guitar & Ukulele
Haruna Fukazawa / Flute
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar


April 2016

Date/Time Venue/Address Admission Band
Saturday, April 2nd
12:00PM - 3:00PM
Nabe Harlem
2367 Fredrick Douglas
New York, NY 10027
No Cover Nabuko / Vocal
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Wednesday, April 13th
8:00PM - 10:30PM
(2 sets)
Lanza's Restaurant
168 1st Avenue (at East 10th St.)
New York, NY 10009
Music & Dinner
$29.95
Mamiko 2:
Mamiko Taira / Vocal
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar

Wednesday, April 27th
7:30PM - 9:00PM

UkeHut
36-01 36th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11106
$15 (Include Free Drinks)

SAKAI / Vocal, Guitar & Ukulele
Haruna Fukazawa / Flute
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar


March 2016

Date/Time Venue/Address Admission Band
Thursday, March 16th
8:00PM & 10:00PM
Blues Alley
1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20007
TBA

Nobuki Takamen Trio:
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Daniel Foose / Bass
Yutaka Uchida / Drums

Saturday, March 19th
12:00PM - 3:00PM
Nabe Harlem
2367 Fredrick Douglas
New York, NY 10027
No Cover Nabuko / Vocal
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Saturday, March 19th
10:00PM - 12:00AM
B Flat
277 Church Street
New York, NY 10013
Between White St and Franklin St
No Cover Mamiko 3:
Mamiko Taira / Vocal
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Steve Whipple / Bass

Wednesday, March 23rd
7:30PM - 9:00PM

UkeHut
36-01 36th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11106
$15 (Include Free Drinks)

SAKAI / Vocal, Guitar & Ukulele
Haruna Fukazawa / Flute
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar

Wednesday, March 30th
8:00PM - 10:30PM
(2 sets)
Lanza's Restaurant
168 1st Avenue (at East 10th St.)
New York, NY 10009
Music & Dinner
$29.95
Rico Yuzen / Vocal
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar

February 2016

Date/Time Venue/Address Admission Band
Thursday, February 18th
9:00PM - 11:30PM
Tomi Jazz
239 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
TBA

Sumie Kaneko / Vocal & Shamisen
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar

Saturday, February 20th
12:00PM - 3:00PM
Nabe Harlem
2367 Fredrick Douglas
New York, NY 10027
No Cover Nabuko / Vocal
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar

Wednesday, February 24th
7:00PM - 9:00PM

UkeHut
36-01 36th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11106
$15 (Include Free Drinks)

SAKAI / Vocal, Guitar & Ukulele
Haruna Fukazawa / Flute & Melodica
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar

Saturday, February 27th
7:00PM - 10:00PM
YUZU
350 Lenox Avenue
New York, NY 10027
(Between 127th & 128th Street)
No Cover

Kay Mori / Vocal
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Nobuyuki Yamasaki / Bass

Sunday, February 28th
2:00PM & 3:00PM
Bit'z Kids Soho
73 W Houston St
New York, NY 10012
No Cover

Asako Takasaki / Vocal
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar


January 2016

Date/Time Venue/Address Admission Band
Friday, January 8th
8:30PM -
The 9th Note
15 Bank St
Stamford, CT 06901
$10

Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Warren Byrd / Keys
Dan O'Brien / Sax
Silvain Castellano / Bass
George Mastrogiannis / Drums

Sunday, January 10th
8:00PM - 11:00PM
Tomi Jazz
239 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
TBA

Yasuno Katsuki / Vocal & Euphonium
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar
Alan Eicher / Piano
Akihiro Yamamoto / Bass

Sunday, January 24th
2:00PM & 3:00PM
Cancelled due to snowstorm
Bit'z Kids Soho
73 W Houston St
New York, NY 10012
No Cover

Asako Takasaki / Vocal
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar

Wednesday, January 27th
7:00PM - 9:00PM

UkeHut
36-01 36th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11106
$15 (Include Free Drinks)

SAKAI / Vocal, Guitar & Ukulele
Haruna Fukazawa / Flute & Melodica
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar

Saturday, January 30th
12:00PM - 3:00PM
Nabe Harlem
2367 Fredrick Douglas
New York, NY 10027
No Cover Nabuko / Vocal
Nobuki Takamen / Guitar