NY Jazz Composers' Mosaic
Embracing differences through music to inspire a better future.
Founded by three New York-based composers, Jihye Lee (South Korea), Rafael Piccolotto de Lima (Brazil) and Migiwa Miyajima (Japan), the Composers' Mosaic produces events that connect cultures from around the world through jazz, an American art form. We believe jazz inspires us to understand the beauty of diversity and it will lead us to the better future.
“This is an extraordinary example of what art can do and how artists are shaping our society. ”
— Doris Rothauer, Art manager and impact consultant, Author of “Vision & Strategy: Strategic Thinking for Creative and Social Entrepreneurs”
"This is an extraordinary example of what art can do and how artists are shaping our society. With their passion, ambition, and their vision of an inclusive and empathic society, these three musicians/composers from three different cultures get together to create an impact through music. They show us how to respect and value each other´s culture by sharing the same attitudes of curiosity, openness and appreciation."
- Doris Rothauer
Art manager and impact consultant
Author of “Vision & Strategy: Strategic Thinking for Creative and Social Entrepreneurs”
Thank you for coming to the World Premiere Concert of The NY Jazz Composers' Mosaic on Dec 5, 2018 @ The DiMenna Center
Rafael Piccolotto de Lima (from Brazil)
Jihye Lee (from Korea)
Migiwa Miyajima (from Japan)
Ben Kono, Alejandro Aviles, Dan Pratt, Charles Pillow, Carl Maraghi
Mike Fahie, Matthew McDonald, Nick Grinder, Jennifer Wharton
Brian Pareschi, John Lake, Mike Sailors, Ron Horton
Alex Goodman Guitar, Adam Birnbaum Piano, Evan Gregor Bass, Chris Smith Drums, Rogerio Boccato Percussion
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Jihye Lee is emerging as a strong voice in the 'next generation' of composers for large jazz ensemble. Her music is imaginative and creative. And she's not afraid to take some exciting chances in her writing. I strongly urge you to check her out!" - Jim McNeely-
Jihye Lee, the 2018 BMI Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize, and Manny Albam Commission winner, is a New York-based jazz composer, bandleader, and vocalist. She released her first orchestra album, April, in February 2017, with special guest musician Sean Jones, garnering global praise as a fresh original voice on the jazz composition scene.
Lee has presented her music in New York, Washington D.C., Boston, Los Angeles, Seattle, and South Korea at notable venues, including Jazz at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Birdland, Jazz gallery, Berklee Performance Center, Blue Whale, The Triple Door, Maria Callas Hall, and DC JazzFest.
Lee graduated from the Manhattan School of Music and Berklee College of Music with numerous awards and scholarships, including the prestigious Duke Ellington Award, and learned from and worked with world-renowned faculties, such as Jim McNeely and Greg Hopkins.(183w)