Migiwa Miyajima and the Miggy Augmented Orchestra
October 31 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Miggy Augmented Orchestra is back at the Birdland!
“Her signature style of soul-touching tunes, Miyajima’s music reflects her journey as a musician and humanitarian.” – Birdland Jazz Club
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.
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), bass TBA, Jared Schonig (drums)