Yoko Miwa Jazz Trio
December 9, 2023 at 12:00:00 AM
The Mad Monkfish
524 Massachusetts Ave
About the Event:
Yoko Miwa will be playing at the Mad Monkfish on Friday evenings at 7pm and 8:45pm until the end of the year. She will be accompanied by Brad Barrett on bass and Scott Goulding on drums.
Internationally acclaimed pianist/composer Yoko Miwa is one of the most powerful and compelling performers on the scene today. Her trio, with its remarkable telepathy and infectious energy, has brought audiences to their feet worldwide, as well as in their home city of Boston, playing regularly at major jazz clubs for more than a decade.
A native of Kobe, Japan, Miwa didn’t pursue an interest in jazz until she met and studied with Minoru Ozone, a popular television organist and nightclub owner who is the father of pianist Makoto Ozone. Miwa’s story of becoming a jazz musician is full of serendipity and happy twists of fate. In the late 1990s the classically-trained artist auditioned for Berklee College of Music on a lark and ended up winning a full scholarship. She arrived at the school from her homeland of Japan in 1997, intending to stay for a year. In 2022, she’s still in Boston, enriching the city’s musical life and serving as one of the most popular professors in the Berklee piano department.
Miwa is a Yamaha Pianos Artist, JVC Victor Entertainment and Ubuntu Music recording artist, 10X nominated and 2019 Winner in the Boston Music Awards as Jazz Artist of the Year, and Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll winner.