Takeshi Nishimoto (born in Fukuoka, Japan) is a classically-trained guitarist and composer who is conversant with European, Northern Indian, and American jazz classical traditions. In addition to collaborations with diverse artists late sitar master Rahul Sakyaputra to I'm Not a Gun associate John Tejada, Nishimoto has also performed extensively as a solo artist.
Since 2002, Nishimoto has been signed to UK/Germany based record label, City-Centre-Offices and traveling to more than 20 countries and playing various clubs and festivals around the world. Festivals included
La Route du Rock (France) , Sonar Sound Tokyo (Japan), Dublin Electronic Arts Festival (Ireland), Moving Closer (Poland) and many more.
Nishimoto is currently involved in many projects, ranging from soundtracks to gallery-based sound installations. His unique style of guitar playing makes him both a much sought after collaborator and mentor for a broad range of musical projects
The latest album 'Lavandula' was released on Berlin-based record label, sonic pieces in August 2013.
He resides in Tokyo, Japan since 2018.