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Miwa, Yoko

Miwa, Yoko, piano;

Originally from Japan, now currently residing in Boston, Yoko Miwa was a student of Minoru Ozone (the father of world renowned jazz pianist, Makoto Ozone) and is now an active international jazz performer, recording artist, and educator, who has performed in major cities throughout the world at jazz clubs, concerts, clinics, tours, on live TV and radio broadcasts and in festivals. Yoko was the personal accompanist for Grammy Award Winning Jazz Singer Kevin Mahogany while he lived in Boston. She performed with her own trio 3 nights a week in The Prudential Center regularly from 2001-2003.

Pianist Yoko Miwa is an active international jazz performer, recording artist, and educator, who has performed in major cities throughout the world at jazz clubs, concerts, clinics, tours, on live TV and radio broadcasts and in festivals. Her performance and recording credits include Slide Hampton, Arturo Sandoval, George Garzone, Jon Faddis, Jerry Bergonzi, Kevin Mahogany, John Lockwood, Ed Calle, and Mike Turk. She also holds the piano chair in the Ryles Jazz Orchestra .

In May 2001, Yoko was honored as a featured performer in Washington D.C. at The Kennedy Center's "Mary Lou William's Women in Jazz Festival". Yoko worked as a staff accompanist in the vocal department at The Berklee College of Music from 2000-2003.

Recordings:
In the Mist of Time (2001); Fadeless Flower (2003); Ryles Jazz Orchestra: Live at Ryles

Radio broadcasts:
Yoko has appeared on "Eric in the Evening" WGBH Jazz Radio Show with host Eric Jackson. Yoko's CD "Fadeless Flower" has been featured on the National Public Radio Show "Jazz After Hours". Yoko was featured in a live interview on the popular radio show "Voice of America" broadcast in over 250 countries worldwide.

Contact information:
www.yokomiwa.com
yokittymiwa@aol.com

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