Miggy Augmented Orchestra

New York based 17 piece jazz orchestra

led by Migiwa Miyajima

Swinging, exuberant modernism from composer Migiwa “Miggy” Miyajima 

The 17-piece Miggy Augmented Orchestra, under the leadership of Japan-born, New York-based composer and pianist Migiwa “Miggy” Miyajima, brings together rising stars and accomplished veterans in a radiant ensemble devoted to Miggy’s complex, melodic and urgently swinging original music. The Miggy Augmented Orchestra harnesses the excitement of jazz to express Miyajima’s unique experience as an artist shaped by life in the U.S. and Japan.

"Her signature style of soul-touching tunes, Miyajima’s music reflects her journey as a musician and humanitarian." - Birdland Jazz Club

"Miggy defies big band orthodoxies" - George Kanzler,  NYC Jazz Record 

"A vibrant, rich, intellectual accomplished set " - Dan Bergsagel, London Jazz News 

The Band

Composer / Bandleader: Migiwa Miyajima

Trumpets and Flugelhorns: Dan Urness, David Smith, Matt Holman, Rachel Therrien

Trombones: John Mosca, Jason Jackson, Jennifer Wharton (bass trombone), Douglas Purviance (bass trombone)

Reeds: Ben Kono (alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute, clarinet), Alejandro Aviles (alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute, clarinet), Sam Dillon (tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet), Quinsin Nachoff (tenor saxophone, clarinet), Carl Maraghi (baritone saxophone, bass clarinet)

Rhythm Section:  Pete McCann (guitar), Migiwa Miyajima (piano), Yosuke Terao (bass), Jared Schonig (drums)

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