Miggy Augmented Orchestra at Birdland

Scott H. Thompson uploaded this event on July 30, 2018

Where

Birdland
315 West 44th Street
New York, NY
Map
212-581-3080

When

Sun, September 30, 2018
6:00 pm

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Musicians

Migiwa Miyajima
composer/conductor
Alejandro Aviles
saxophone, alto
Pete McCann
guitar
Tomoko Nagashima
voice / vocals
Dan Urness
trumpet
David Smith
trumpet
Matt Holman
trumpet
John Mosca
trombone
Jason Jackson
trombone
Jennifer Wharton
trombone, bass
Ben Kono
woodwinds

About

"A hidden treasure of New York." —Slide Hampton

CD Release Performance: September 30th at Birdland!

A story of inspiration. Fearless pursuit of passion.

The key to living a rich and meaningful life is continuous learning and fearless and pursuit of one's passion. Migiwa "Miggy" Miyajima stepped down as editor in chief of a magazine to become a musician at age of 30.

In 2011 and 2014, she was associate producer for two Grammy Award nominated albums of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, she received a scholarship from the Japanese government to come to New York in 2012. There, she studied with {{m: Jim McNeely = 2753}} and {{m: Mike Holober = 16106}}. She went on to lead her orchestra at Birdland in 2017, as the first female Japanese big band leader since {{m: Toshiko Akiyoshi = 11771}} left in 2003....

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