Simon Nabatov (piano), Akira Sakata (sax), Seo Takashi (bass), Darren Moore (drums)

2017 / 11 / 26 (日)
Pit Inn - Shinjuku
Simon Nabatov (piano), Akira Sakata (sax), Seo Takashi (bass), Darren Moore (drums)


Simon Nabatov Tokyo Quartet - Japan November 2017

Renowned Cologne based, Russian pianist Simon Nabatov has played with the "who's who" of the jazz and improvised music communities worldwide. He will join Japanese legends Akira Sakata on sax, Seo Takashi on bass and newcomer to the tokyo scene Darren Moore on drums for a tour-de-force, whirlwind tour of Japan. 

This is a rare opportunity to hear this amazing pianist live in Japan, don't miss it!


Simon Nabatov - piano

Akira Sakata - alto sax

Seo Takashi - bass

Darren Moore - drums


Nov 21  - Star Eyes, Nagoya

Nov 22 - Mister Kelly's, Osaka

Nov 23 - Monk, Matsuyama

Nov 24 - Inryouji, Okayama

Nov 26 - Shinjuku Pit Inn, Tokyo

Nov 27 - Candy, Inage, Chiba (live recording)


Simon Nabatov

Simon Nabatov, pianist and composer, was born in Moscow 1959 in a musician's family. He started to play piano at the age of 3 and to compose at 6.

After attending the renowned Central Music School and Moscow Conservatory he landed in 1979 in USA, where he continued his studies at the prestigious Juilliard School of Music in New York, the city in which he spent the next 10 years.

In 1989 he moved to Germany, settling in Cologne where he resides presently. His musical activities include Jazz, improvised, experimental and world music.

Nabatov has attained world-wide reputation through his solo concerts as well as numerous long-time collaborations – in duos with Steve Lacy, Nils Wogram, Tom Rainey, Han Bennink, Ernst Reijseger and Matthias Schubert; with the NDR Bigband; in quartets of Ray Anderson, Arthur Blythe and Perry Robinson, among others.

His current bands and projects include the trio with Stefan Schönegg and Dominik Mahnig, as well as duos with Frank Gratkowski, Oguz Buyukberber and Gareth Lubbe.

He plays diverse solo programs dedicated to the music of Herbie Nichols, Thelonious Monk and Brazilian Popular Music, just to name a few.

Simon Nabatov played with "who's who" of the jazz and improvised music community: Paul Motian, Tony Scott, Sonny Fortune, Kenny Wheeler, Alan Skidmore, Herb Robertson, Louis Sclavis, Charles McPhearson, Billy Hart, David Murray, Paul Horn, Ricki Ford, Marty Ehrlich, Mark Dresser, Barry Guy, Gerry Hemingway, Jim Snidero, Herb Geller, Dave Pike, Attila Zoller, Matthias Schubert, Barry Altschul, Vladimir Tarasov, John Betsch, Ed Schuller, Arto Tuncboyaci, Adam Nussbaum, Paul Heller, Jay Clayton, Ron McClure, Mark Feldman, Drew Gress, Phil Minton, Michael Moore, Han Bennink, Misha Mengelberg, Wolter Wierbos, Paulo Alvares, Gareth Lubbe, Ben Davis and many others.

He gave concerts and workshops in over 60 countries, appeared on the numerous international festivals and documented his music on 30 CD's under his own name.


Pit Inn
住所 (英語):
Accord Bldg B1, 2-12-4 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
住所 (日本語):
新宿区新宿2-12-4アコード新宿 B1
Shinjuku, Shinjuku Sanchome
Pit Inn


Jazz and improvised music venue.



Come out of JR Shinjuku station East exit in front of Alta. Walk right down Shinjuku-dori, pass Mitsukoshi and Isetan department stores. Keep going until you get to the Shinjuku 2-chome intersection. Turn left here and you can find Pit Inn on the right in the basement of the Accord Building.