Here Now Hear
Jazz pianist and composer, Eishin Nose, resides in New York. He hails from Hokkaido, Japan and began studying music at the tender age of 4. By age 19, he was working as a professional pianist. In 1992, Eishin moved to California to study at Foothill College where he worked as the pianist in the jazz big band. He eventually joined up the Fun Fair, a jazz vocal group, and performed in many jazz festivals. They were awarded the 18th Annual Down Beat Award in 1995. To further advance his career as a jazz pianist and composer, Eishin moved to New York. He enrolled in Mannes College of Music and earned a BFA in 1998. While at New School and Mannes, he studied with Phil Markowiz, Richie Beirach, Jackie Byard and Barry Harris, Jon Davis and Ledgewood. Eishin has expanded his musical interests in New York City and worked with renowned musicians. Nose's first album, 'Here Now Hear', was released in 2001 featuring Yosuke Inoue on bass, Mat Wilson on drums and Gregorie Maret on harmonica. One of his compositions was featured on international television programming in US and Europe daily starting in 2002 through 2004. Two CD's were released by Japanese record companies: Mitsuko and J-yorkers released 'Blue Canary' through Nippon Crown records. Works arranged and composed by Eishin were performed with Eishin on piano, and the J-Yorkers which included Mitsuko (vo), Yosuke Inoue(b), Koyama Taro (ds), Satoshi Inoue(g), Dominick Farinacci (ts), Kurt Stockdale (ts) and Diron Holloway (as). This album was awarded the 95th Annual Gold Disc as a best album chosen by Japan's most popular jazz magazine, 'Swing Journal.' This group toured in Japan, playing many clubs and venues including, the Fukuoka Blue Note and the Noguya Blue Note. The J-Yorkers also released Home Sweet Home in December, 2003 from M&I Records. They toured in Japan in 2002 and 2004. He released first solo album' Burning Blue' in 2006.