The Tokyo Swing album will be a composite of Swing, Jazz, Pop, and Classical Japanese elements (particularly Koto and Shakuhachi).

Created and performed by renowned composer, songwriter, guitarist David Nichtern (4 time Emmy winner and 2 time Grammy nominee), the music reflects his love and fascination with Japanese life and culture. As a Buddhist teacher and musician he has been to Japan more than a dozen times in the last several years

Tokyo Swing will be a wonderful hybrid, a crossover between two rich cultures. The music is delightful and intriguing.

Check out these initial demos!

David Nichtern is a songwriter, record producer, guitarist, and composer for film and television. A four-time Emmy award-winner and two-time Grammy-nominated composer, he is widely known for his classic song, “Midnight at the Oasis”.

Throughout a diverse and colorful career, he has collaborated with a wide range of artists including Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Jerry Garcia, Christopher Guest, Billy Crystal, Lana Del Rey, Brand New Heavies, Maria Muldaur, The McGarrigles, Chaka Khan, David Sanborn, Patti LuPone, The Chieftains, David Bromberg, Dr. John, Krishna Das, Sultan Khan, Renee Olstead and many others.