Shoko Nagai

Musician

Shoko Nagai

Biography

Shoko Nagai is a versatile musical artist who improvises and performs with world-renowned musicians on piano and accordion and composes original scores for films and live performances. Since moving to the U.S. from Japan and studying classical and jazz music at Berklee, she has adapted her mastery of the keyboard to prepared piano, accordion, Moog synthesizer, and other instruments. Whether she is performing Klezmer, Balkan or experimental music, Nagai is a charismatic presence onstage, who hypnotizes audiences with her intense focus and virtuoso sound. A veteran of the New York downtown music scene, she performs with John Zorn, Erik Friedlander, Marc Ribot, Frank London, Dan Nadal, Miho Hatori (Cibo Matto), Satoshi Takeishi, Elliot Sharp, Jeremiah Lockwood and many eclectic performers.

Website: www.shokonagai.net

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