Mainly performing in New York, 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 & Jazz scene. Subsequently expanding to various music genres where she performed with such well-known great musicians as; Bernard "pretty" Purdie, Filo Machado, Sergio Brandao, Nilson Matta, Lincoln Goines, David Finck, Cafe, Portinho, Victor Jones, Hendrik Meurkens, Carla Cook, Ron Affif, Bakithi Kumalo, Francis Mbappe, Martha Reeves & Vandellas, and many others.
Her first album “Make YOU Happy” has broadcasted worldwide including the biggest jazz FM radio station in New York “WBGO 88.3”, FM radio stations in 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.
Jazz Improv magazine wrote:
“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.?
On January 2014, Miho just 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, more activity as a singer in the future is also expected.
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
Currently, Miho is a regular pianist of “Bernard Purdie & Friends” led by the world's most recorded legendary drummer Bernard “pretty” Purdie for performances and recordings. Miho also has performed with her band at major New York City venues such as Blue Note New York, Kitano NY, Flushing Town Hall, Iridium, BB King, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Joe's Pub, SOB's, Zinc Bar- as well as touring the world.