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. Drawing inspiration from role models like Thad Jones and Jim McNeely, 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

First album "Colorful" is out! 

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The Band

Composer / Bandleader: Migiwa Miyajima

Trumpets and Flugelhorns: Dan Urness, David Smith, Matt Holman, Nadje Noordhuis

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: Jeb Patton (piano, except 2 and 9), Migiwa Miyajima (piano, on 2 and 9), Jared Schonig (drums), Pete McCann (guitar), Yosuke Terao (bass)

Guest player: Tomoko Nagashima from Orange Pekoe (voice)

Mike Holober; session producer

Jay Messina; recording Engineer/ Mixing Engineer, Owen Mulholland; Assistant Recording Engineer / Assistant Mixing Engineer

Recorded at Sear Sound, NYC, USA on August 3 and 4, 2017

Mixed at on Sear Sound, NYC, USA on August 17,18, and 24, 2017

Greg Calbi; Mastering Engineer

Mastered at Sterling Sound, NYC, USA on August 25, 2017

Next Concert

Sunday, April 12, 2020  5:30pm - BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB

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