Voted “Best Jazz Act” by the Boston Phoenix, Ms. Miya released her first major label CD in Japan titled Act Naturally on JVC Victor Entertainment. With five other CDs under her belt, she was chosen to play a special concert in 2011, Marian McPartland & Friends at Dizzy’s at Lincoln Center, as part of The Coca Cola Generations in Jazz Festival. Marc Myers, a jazz aficionado who writes JazzWax, notices that “Miwa’s originals Mr. B.G. and Silent Promise which build with passion and grace.” Yoko Miwa has been an assistant professor at the Berklee College of Music for the past three years.
August 30th, 2013 by Beth Colt