I was honored to play with Andrea Brachfeld & Latin Jazz Quintet Phoenix Rising Women at Coltrane Day in Huntington Park, Long Island, NY.
Thank you so very much for coming at my CD release Party on June 5! It was full house and our band played fabulously ! Just received the digest video edited by Svetlana Jovanovic. Enjoy!
CD "Ascendant" Video Clip 2019 has come! The videographer is Svetlana Jovanovic from Czechoslovakia who is very talented artist. www.svetlanajovanovic.com Enjoy watching it!
Chiemi Nakai (p)
Alejandro Aviles (as, f l)
Carlo De Rosa (b)
Juan Felipe Mayorga (ds)
Mari Koga (Guest Vocal for “Volver”)
Finally “Ascendant”digital distribution starts at CD Baby.
Or feel free to email me to firstname.lastname@example.org to buy the physical CDs.
I really hope my songs like my children whom I raised with my love will reach to your heart directly…..
Thank you for your warm support!
The 3 cabaret shows with Toshi Cappuccino(vo) on March 4, 9 and 13 were all successful and full house! It’s amazing! We’ve prepared to rehearse this project “1980’s Japanese Pop Music Show” for almost 2 months.
Thanks for coming !!
The event of Latin Jazz Connection on January 27, 2019 at Ahavas Sholom in Newark NJ was sponsored by NJPAC.
We had a very good time!
Jeff Gray (fl) Latin Jazz Quintet ; Chiemi Nakai(p), Bill Willis(b), Diego Lopez(ds), Raphael Cruz(perc.)
Super fun gig tonight! We captivated the audience !
Music connection ; Rafael Monteagudo(ds), Chiemi Nakai(p), Ben Willis(b), Onel Mulet(ts)
Today’s gig is at El Museo Del Barrio!
It was a wonderful night to play with Phil Maturano(ds) and Jennifer Vincent(b) at Hillstones in midtown NY. It is really upscale & sophisticated restaurant and bar with nice Steinway grand piano! Fun to play some Jazz standards that I haven't played for long time like; Stella By Starlight, Foot Prints, Cute(!), Nica's Dream, No More Blues, Darn That Dream, All Blues, Someday My Prince Will Come, etc....
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church presented Mother's Day Latin Jazz Concert on May 12, 2018. It was successful ! Elder Cummings would like us to play sometime in a few months later for an another event to activate the neighborhood in lower Eastside of Manhattan. I am happy to play for our community people. See you next time!
Chiemi Nakai(p) Latin Jazz Trio with Rafael Monteagudo(ds) & Jennifer Vincent(b)
Thank you so much for your joining us to sing songs; Yuka Mito, Rina Komai, Aya Morita!
We had such a wonderful, professional recording session on April 30th at Soundworks Recordings. Carlo De Rosa(b), Juan Felipe Mayorga(ds), Alejandro Aviles(as) and Mari Koga(vo). The recording engineer is Kamilo Kratc and did a magical job as usual. Thank you Mi Gente!
I came along a long way since I released the second CD "Transformation"(not officially released yet) in 2013. The new album will be my 3rd recordings but technically be the 2nd CD in the market since 2008!
It was a super fun recording session with these great musicians; Wilson Chembo Corniel(congas), Ruben Rodriguez(b), Alejandro Aviles(fl), and Joel Mateo(ds). Today we made 2 songs. Looking forward to the next one! Keep on going! 3/12/2018 in Soundworks Studio in Astoria with engineer Kamilo Kratc. Thank you for your great job always.
November 12 at Keystone Club Tokyo !! Thank all of you for coming !!! Rie san was great as usual, the band was so tight and sounded fabulous. I want to come back for next year! I love Tokyo.
It was so pleasure to perform at Winter Garden the World Trade Center on October 23 & 24. Happy to play the Steinway Concert Grand Piano 88s, series of "Play the 88s", sponsored by ArtsBrookField (BrookfieldPLNY).
Happy to inform that the performance at Jazz at Kitano was successful. Finally I found the best and ideal band as Chiemi Nakai Latin Jazz Project with Alejandro Aviles(as, ss, fl), Carlo De rosa(b), Juan Felipe Mayorga(ds). We will see you on the next performance! Thank you for your warm support always. Best!
I joined an event of Hurricane Relief Fundraising on September 24 and October 1st. I pray for the sooner relief of the recent devastation in Puerto Rico, Mexico, The Caribbean and the Virgin Island's.
I played at Dag's Patio and Cafe where is named by the 2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld. with Sonido de Cuba, on September 12th. It is very honored!
I went to US open the first round qualifiers yesterday. Nice weather, nice crowd and nice games! Just the price of the food court was so expensive! Beer is $11?! Anyway I enjoyed hanging with my friends !!
Andy Murray(right) is practicing at Grandstand.