Eishin Nose is a Jazz pianist, composer and arranger, currently residing in New York City. 

Eishin has drawn worldwide attention for his unique vision, free creative style and passionate expression.

As a performer and composer, he possesses a distinct voice with individual lyrical melodious, 

richly sophisticated harmonies, boldly dynamic rhythms and effortlessly cool undertones.


Eishin grew up in the beautiful town of Otaru in Hokkaido, Japan. 

He began studying classical piano at the age of 4. 

At 10 years old, he began mastering the clarinet and collaborating with an orchestra. 

By the age of 19, Eishin started professionally as a music artist and embarked on his journey to becoming a world-renowned Jazz musician. 


Eishin moved to California in 1992 to study at Foothill College south of San Francisco, where he performed as pianist in a Jazz band.  Successively, he joined the Jazz vocal group, “Fun Fair”, which toured venues & Jazz festivals all around the Bay Area.  Fun Fair released their first album in 1995, and subsequently won the 18th Annual Downbeat Magazine Award.   

That same year, Eishin followed his Jazz callings to New York City, where he enrolled at the renowned Mannes College of Music and The New School, where he obtained a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree in Music.

He studied with Richie Beirach, Jackie Byard, Phil Markowiz, Barry Harris & Russ Lossing, as well as with classical pianist, Herman Diaz.


Eishin has since collaborated with dozens of phenomenal musicians over the years including, James Cammack, Mat Wilson, Gregorie Maret, Yosuke Inoue, Eliot Zigmund, Jeff Williams, Tim Armacost, Satoishi Takeishi, Dave Ambrosi, Joe Morello, Pheeroan Aklaff, Lonnie Plaxico, David Smith, Taro Koyama, Shunzo Ohno, Fukushi Tainaka, Take Toriyama, Yoshi Waki, Yutaka Uchida, Danny Zanker, Noriko Ueda, , Rikiya Higashihara, Satoshi Inoue, Tsutomu Nakai, and many others. 


“Here Now Hear”, Eishin’s first album was released in 2001 featuring Yosuke Inoue on bass, Mat Wilson on drums, and Gregorie Maret on harmonica. One of his compositions from his album, “Remember to Remember,” was featured on the international television channel “News Express FCI” in the United States and JSTV “FNN NEWS” in Europe.


In 2003, Eishin was awarded the 95th Annual Gold Disc Award by the popular Japanese Jazz magazine, "Swing Journal" .

In 2009, Eishin was awarded the S&R Foundation’s Washington Award, presented annually to talented young artists in any of the fields of fine arts, music, drama, dance, photography, and film. The award is especially intended to encourage these individuals who contribute significantly to international collaboration. So far, Eishin is the only person to win for Jazz.


Eishin’s dynamic and lyrical sounds coupled with his bold and adventurous qualities as a composer and Jazz performer, find him making numerous appearances at such legendary venues as the “BLUE NOTE”, “Stone” & “Knitting Factory” in New York City,  as well as “Kitara Hall”, “Ooga Hall” and “BLUE NOTE” in Japan.  

In addition to his Jazz works, Eishin has also collaborated with the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra in Japan improvising on the George Gershwin “Rhapsody in Blue”, to prodigious acclaim.


Eishin is a prolific composer, whose portfolio exceeds well over one hundred pieces of original music and eight albums. His innovative works have been heard on television and films, most recently in the feature film, "The Moment, Desire of Photographer" directed by Keibun Miyamoto.


Eishin Nose continues to explore multi-cultural music as an innovative improviser and composer conveying his intrinsic talent and unique sound to people all over the world.



• 1995 Downbeat Magazine Award

• 2003 Swing Journal Gold Disc

• 2009    S&R Washington Award



• 2011.7.24 Playing Rhapsody in Blue with Sapporo Symphony Orchestra in Kitara 

• 2012.1.28 Playing Rhapsody in Blue with Sapporo Symphony Orchestra in Otaru Civil Hall

• 2012.4.8  Playing Rhapsody in Blue with Sapporo Symphony Orchestra in Kitara 

• 2012.9.4  NHK FMSession 2012J-Yorkers:Yosuke Inoue(b) Taro Koyama(ds)

• 2013.7.19 Eishin Nose+Satoshi Takeishi in Washington DC at Evermay

• 2013.7.28 Karuizawa Jazz Festival, solo

• 2013.9.13~17 Kanazawa Jazz Street solo, duo with Satoshi Takeishi



• 2001 Here Now HearTrio+1:Gregorie Maret(harmonica) Mat Wilson(ds) Yosuke Inoue(b)

• 2003 Home Sweet HomeJ-Yorkers:Yosuke Inoue(b) Taro Koyama(ds)

• 2005 Burning BlueSolo piano

• 2009 Inside Out DreamTrio:Dave Ambrosio(b)Satoshi Takeishi(ds)Eliot Zigmond(ds)

• 2010 THE GATELive album. Eishin Nose+Satoshi Takeishi        

• 2011 WaitingTrio with James Cammack(b)Duan Cook(ds)

• 2012Kitara Solo ConcertSolo Piano

• 2012THE GATE, 2012 Live in Shibuya Eishin Nose+Satoshi Takeishi



"As a pianist and an artist, he built the music with free creative mind just like a painter drawing on canvas"

 By Jazz Writer, Yhu Masahiko


"Nose’s bend for pure improvisational music is evident. 

Nose does have a gift for composition and delivers several note worthy scores.  Eishin Nose is not content with performing traditional jazz preferring the freedom that improvisation brings.  He continues expressing  the depth of his feelings through creative, intricate and challenging music".  

By Jazz Writer, Edward Blanco