Nakamichi : Biography
Nakamichi is a drummer from Osaka, Japan. She has been
playing from the age of 10 and has performed in various
styles, including funk/fusion, latin and jazz.
privately with Japanese drummer, Keiji Aramaki, since she
was 12 years old. In Japan she led her own jazz band and
performed in various jazz events and festivals including,
“Yokohama Jazz Promenade” when she was high school student.
Misaki also performed onstage with Eddie Henderson, the world-famous
jazz trumpeter, in 2010 and 2013.
In the 2010 Yokohama Jazz Promenade Competition, Misaki entered
and won “Grand-prix” and “Best Player award” for her drums
Following that she also won “Grand-prix” at the Kanazawa
In 2012, her band performed at the National
Cherry Blossom Festival in New York.
Currently she graduated from Berklee College of Music as
the full tuition scholarship recipient and studied Jazz Performance
as a Performance major at the college, where she participated
in various ensembles.
And, she was selected to be a part
of Berklee Global Jazz Institute Undergraduate Program in
Additionally, Misaki was taking lectures from teacher-players
such as Terri Lyne Carrington, Bob Gullotti, Tiger Okoshi,
Jerry Leake, Dave Santoro, Hal Crook, Ralph Peterson Jr.,
Neal Smith, Mark Walker, Jon Hazilla, and David “Fuze” Fiuczynski.
In 2015, she was selected winner of the Yamaha Young Performing
In 2016, she was selected to a finalist of the Hit Like A