Jon Nakamatsu at Nikkei Traditions


Jon Nakamatsu

SAN JOSE — Classical pianist Jon Nakamatsu will sign his CDs on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Nikkei Traditions, 219 Jackson St. (between 5th and 6th) in San Jose Japantown.

The 1997 gold medalist of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Nakamatsu is a frequent concerto soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and solo recitalist throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan.

His latest CDs include “Bernstein, Gershwin, Novacek, D’Rivera: American Music for Clarinet and Piano” (2010); “Brahms: Sonatas, Op. 120, Nos. 1& 2” (2008); “Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F / Rhapsody in Blue / Cuban Overture” (2007); and “Liszt: The Dante Sonata & Other Works” (2006), all on the harmonia mundi label.

“We are so fortunate that a musician of this caliber is part of our NT community,” said Pam Yoshida of Nikkei Traditions.

Nikkei Traditions, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, specializes in contemporary Japanese American handcrafted arts, gifts and designs.

For more information, call (408) 297-7554 or visit For more on Nakamatsu:


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