arksanoKnown as the pianist of the jazz band Black Note, Ark Sano is reputed as one of the top pianists on the jazz scene. As a Summa Cum Laude graduate and scholarship recipient of the Berklee College of Music with a major in Jazz and Composition, one of his highest achievements was when he became a finalist of The Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition. He has appeared in numerous recordings with Black Note, and produced four albums, including “Jungle Music” and “Nothin But Swing.” He has appeared in well-known Jazz Festivals at North Sea, Monterey, Montreal, and JVC. In addition to his talented jazz skills, Ark is a composer, music arranger, music director and conductor of the Japan Chamber Music Ensemble.