Tsutomu Nakai


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Jazz Guitarist Tsutomu Nakai is one of the hottest guitar player in NewYork City now. Recently, Tsutomu has worked with Tenor Saxphone player , the great Mark Turner, and recorded his second album, " G's Wish ". He maintains a steady performance schedule, gigging at clubs all over NewYork City including frequent collaborations with respected jazz musicians like Michael Kanan, Greg Tardy, Jim Rotondi, Bruce Cox, Mike Ledonne, Gene Jackson,Fukushi Tainaka, Peter Bernstein, Mark Turner, and others.

Tsutomu Nakai started his career as guitar player at local clubs in his home town when he was in high school. After listening to Jim Hall, he was inspired and devoted the majority of his time to jazz guitar. Moved to NewYork City in1998, he started studying under Gene Bartoncini. Although his respect for one of the guitar god, Grant Green, is big, he never hesitate to be in the journey of establishing his own playing style. - His bell like guitar tone casts an atmosphere of freshness over the whole album.

The guitarist's Japan Tour with Adam Scone in 2002 and solo Japan tour in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 were very successful.