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 Miggy Augmented Orchestra  
Composer: Migiwa Miyajima  
Saxes/Reeds: Ben Kono, Alejandro Aviles, Sam Dillon, Quinsin Nachoff, Carl Maraghi  
Trombones: John Mosca, Jason Jackson,   
Trumpets: Dan Urness, David Smith, Rachel Therrien   
Guitar: Pete McCann, Piano: Migiwa Miyajima, Bass: TBA, Drums: Tim Horner  

The Samurai Jazz Project  
TATE: Kyo Kasumi (TATE Hatoryu)   

Special Guest Performers  
Steve Wilson (Sax)   
Midori Larsen (Japanese Taiko)   
and some secret guests are jumping in too!  

We appreciate your extra contribution to support Migiwa's activities as a musical change-maker! 

*Special thanks to Midori Goto from the Samurai Jazz Project