Kenichiro Nishihara

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自身のアーティスト作品としては1st『Humming Jazz』(2008)が、Billboard JAPAN Jazz Artist of the Year 2009/優秀ジャズアーティスト賞にノミネートされる等、一躍シーンの中心に登場し、その後の作品も国内外にてヒットを記録。2018年にはデビュー10周年を迎え、ベストミックス&リミックスアルバム『Kaleidoscope Suite』をリリースし、JAZZを中心としたDJスタイルやバンドセットで国内外のイベントやフェスに数多く出演している。

2019年2月にはアジアツアーを共にしたMichael KanekoをはじめSIRUP、MARTER、Sam Ock、Substantialなど国内外のアーティスト達をフィーチャリングしたNEW ALBUM『Elastic Afterwords』をリリースし、iTunesジャズチャートにてアルバム・ソング部門共に1位を獲得。

また、別名義プロジェクトESNOではDAOKOを迎えた “夕暮れパラレリズム feat. daoko” やリリカルスクール・963などへ提供した楽曲が、次世代HIP HOPを予感させる、淡くPOPな世界観が多⽅面から支持を集めている。




Composer / Arranger / Producer

Representative, Music Level Production “UNPRIVATE ACOUSTICS” (UNPRIVATE Corp.)


Since 1996, he has arranged, composed and produced music in a wide range of genres, centering on fashion.
In 2008, he released his first album, “Humming Jazz,” and in 2010 his second, “LIFE.”
He has collaborated with the Folklove series and corporate brands, as well as shown his capabilities
in a wide range of productions and projects, including producing compilations of musical pieces and artists.


Based on dance music, his smooth, jazzy sounds of comfort and sense of melody
featuring the piano have been a strong influence not only in Japan,
but all around the world, with many of his works succeeding on the hit charts.
With the start of his new project, “ESNO,” in 2012,
he is in pursuit of the potentials in new music that cannot be defined by genre.
His first ESNO album, “Visionary,” was released in September 2012.


  IlluminusLIFE Humming Jazz






  ESNO Visionary


Produced Work

    TOKYO CAFE FREAK Jazz Flavor Folklove –Heartbeat Suite- Cosmology Sweet Swing for HERSHEY’S Natural Relax Presented by Folklove Celestial Beats Selected by Kenichiro Nishihara Ragged Mystic Jazz For TALISKER


Compilation Album

      beats and peaces 2 melancholic jazz moon blk Music For Jazz Dancers






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