Welcome to the Music Page of Nanako Sato

Nanako Sato is a jazz musician/composer/arranger who performs regularly around Christchurch. She performs at many weddings and private functions, as well as festivals like Jazz Festival, Big Band Festival and Arts Festival all around New Zealand with her other various groups such as 18 pieces big band “The Garden City Big Band“ and NZ, own All Girl Big Band, jazz quartet “The Nocturnal” and and “The Garden City Combo“, jazz trio “The Organic Jazz Band” , jazz duo “Sophisticated Lady Jazz Duo” and solo piano. 

Music services

If you would like to book us or request transcription or arranging service, please leave your details here. Thank you.

Big Band (18 – 19 pieces) If you are interested in making your next event with a big impact, why don’t you hire a Big Band? The Garden City Big Band and All Girl Big Band are available for your next special occasions.

Quartet or Quintet
If you want something groovy and funky to make your special day with an upbeat finish but need a smaller group, why don’t you try the Garden City Combo or the Organic Jazz Band?

Duo or Solo
If you are looking for more subtle background entertainment, why don’t you try Sophisticated Lady Jazz Duo? The virtuosic duo will create an atmosphere of classy sophistication and take your event to the next-notch elegance.

Accompaniment service

Nanako specialised in accompanying singers, instrumentalists and choir. Please contact her if you need an accompanist for your group or events.

Transcribing/ Arranging/Composing service

Nanako Sato specialises in transcribing, arranging and composing. Her specialities are arranging for the secondary school (High School) bands. If you would like scores for your school band, please contact her. You may need to consult with her about your students’ abilities (e.g. how high and low your students can play, so that she can re-arrange for that)

Available arranged charts:

– Choral works (Popular music)
– Choral works (traditional)
– Jazz band
– Concert band
– Orchestra

Transcription and Copying service

Transcribing music and copying your handwritten music to music notation score service is available. Please go to the contact tab and send us your details.

note: please give her one-week notice so that she can accommodate other jobs.

Ukulele Tutorials

If you are interested in learning the Ukulele, please follow my tutorial videos below.