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Noriko Ueda

Lecturer of Jazz Studies, Composition

Noriko Ueda is originally from Hyogo, Japan. Her interest in music began early in her life, studying classical piano at the age of 4. At 16, she began playing the electric bass. At age 18, she began her career with the upright bass.

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She has performed at many historical jazz venues include “Carnegie Hall”, “Blue Note New York”, “Jazz at Lincoln Center - Dizzy’s Club”, “Kennedy Center”, “Hollywood Ball” and “Birdland”.

Noriko is a member of “ARTEMIS” lead by Renee Rosnes. Toured in Europe several times, and had a sold out concert at Carnegie Hall, and the Debut album “ARTEMIS” was released from BLUE NOTE RECORDS. (2020) She has toured in Japan with Ted Rosenthal Trio 13 times (2006 - 2019), and our CD “Out of this World” which reached #1 on the national jazz radio charts. (2011)

Her first leader Trio album “DEBUT” has released from the Japanese record
company “Terashima Records”. (2015) She performed at Blue Note New York several times with her leading band,“Noriko Ueda Trio”, Quartet and her big band “Noriko Ueda Jazz Orchestra”, also as a featured artist. (2002 - 2018)

She has played with “The DIVA Jazz Orchestra” also “Five Play” over 20 years and performed for many projects including the collaboration with Johnny Mandel (2010), and recording the music track for Macy’s July 4th fire works event which was broadcast on NBC, included a big band piece she arranged.(2014).

She is the winner of the Charlie Parker Jazz composition Prize founded by Broadcast Music Inc for her original big band piece “Castle in the North”. (2002) She also has performed with various groups including the legendary musicians, Frank Wess, Kenny Barron, Grady Tate, Nancy Wilson and Bill Charlap.