"Nori Ochiai is a breath of fresh air!!!
A throw back to the Golden Era of great Jazz Pianists. His sensitivity, creativity, and technical prowess, redefine
the term "Gifted Artist."
-Kenneth Kamal Scot
"The long-awaited debut of one of my favorite pianists Nori Ochiai - leading a hard-swinging trio and taking us into the realms of his imagination. It was definitely worth the wait!"
about Nori Ochiai
Considered by many to be a fine modern jazz pianist, Nori Ochiai worked regularly as both a leader and sideman in local clubs in Tokyo where he was born and raised. He also did arranging for numerous pop artists, film scores and worked as a cellist for music studios, as well.
Nori moved to New York in 2005 and attended The New School University Jazz and Contemporary Music Program.
He has performed in many of New York City’s top jazz venues including The Knickerbocker Bar and Grill, Sweet Rhythm, Cleopatra's Needle, Garage Restaurant & Cafe, St. Nick's Pub, Cachaca Jazz, Arturo's, Sugar Bar, Hiro Ballroom, The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and the Forest Hills Art Festival.
Currently he performs with various bands and singers as well as his own group in New York.