Eijiro Nakagawa

Eijiro Nakagawa is fluent in both classical and jazz trombone. His solo debut in 1996 was with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony and he has since performed with several orchestras, including the Kosei Wind Orchestra. In demand in recording studios, he can be heard on recordings backing up some of the hottest artists in Japan as well as many jingles, soundtracks, and television shows.
His earlier recordings include The Down Unders with Rikya Masudahis and his first solo CD in New York entitled Eijiro Nakagawa & Funk 55. Other CDs include, Babe, Peace, From the Cradle to the Grave, For Musicians Only, ASAP, Sing, Sing, Sing and Voice. These CDs feature the talents of Nicholas Payton, Abraham Burton, Daniel Faulk, and the Brecker Brothers.
With the support of Yamaha-Japan, Eijiro has designed his own models of both tenor and bass trombones.
His new Japanese jazz group, the Beat Detectives, had their first live performance at Blues Alley in Japan. In New York he has teamed up with Jim Pugh in a new group, E’nJ, which has just completed its first CD after being a hit at the Blue Note.