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Jersey City guitarist left Japan to create a jazz career in the U.S.

Nobuki Takamen
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Nobuki Takamen

Jersey City jazz guitarist Nobuki Takamen grew up in Japan and came to the United States as a young man to study jazz. He’s cobbled together a career playing gigs everywhere from major international jazz festivals to small local venues and teaching guitar.

WBGO’s Jon Kalish has this profile...

NOTE: Jon Kalish's report is part of WBGO's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion feature series made possible in part by a grant from the Fund for New Jersey.

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