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  Born in 1995 in Hokkaido, Japan. She began playing the trombone at age 10, getting involved with Big Band music during her elementary school and junior high school years. She then studied under Hirotsugu Sakemoto, a respected trombonist in Japan. Nana moved to NY in 2018 and is quickly becoming one of the most demanded jazz trombonists of her generation.

  She has performed / recorded with Ray Drummond, Louis Hayes, John Lee, Vincent Herring, Carl Allen, Freddie Hendrix, Cyrus Chestnut, Sadao Watanabe, Jay Thomas, Dezron Douglas, Ulysses Owens Jr., David Kikoski, Terell Stafford, Michael Rodriguez, Birdland Big Band, to name a few.



2012年、北海道グルーヴキャンプに参加しバークリーアワードを獲得、一躍周囲から注目される存在となる。2013年、C.U.G.Jazz Orchestraを主催する小濱安浩(ts)氏を介し、Jay Thomas(tp)氏と出会う。この出会いがきっかけとなり同年7月、アメリカ・シアトルのCentrum Jazz Port Townsendに参加。本場のジャズに触れ大いに研鑽。

​これまでの主な共演者は、Jay Thomas, Ray Drummond, Louis Hayes, Vincent Herring, Carl Allen, Freddie Hendrix, Sadao Watanabe, Dezron Douglas, Ulysses Owen Jr., David Kikoskiなど。


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