Friday Night Live: Migiwa Miyajima and the Golden Miracles
Friday, June 18 at 5:00 p.m. EDT
Online with Facebook Live
Ambassador Kanji Yamanouchi, Consul General of Japan in New York, will host another installment of Friday Night Live at his residence this Friday. The featured live performance will be from Migiwa Miyajima and the Golden Miracles, with jazz composer Migiwa Miyajima on piano, Noriko Ueda on bass, Steve Wilson on the saxophone and flute, and Pete McCann on guitar.
The Friday Night Live concert series began in October 2020 as an initiative to support Japanese and American artists in New York. The Consulate is proud to present Friday Night Live and share the power of music with audiences in New York and the rest of the world. Join the concert at the Consulate General of Japan in New York’s Facebook page, @JapanConsNY.
About Migiwa Miyajima
Hailing from Japan, composer, producer, pianist, and bandleader of the 17-piece Miggy Augmented Orchestra, Migiwa “Miggy” Miyajima creates large-scale works manifesting her distinct life experiences.
Birdland Jazz Club says, “Miyajima’s music reflects her journey as a musician and humanitarian.”
Formerly editor-in-chief of a magazine in Japan, Miyajima trusted the power of music and became a full-time musician at the age of 30. In four years, the Grammy-winning Vanguard Jazz Orchestra found her and brought her two Grammy nominations as its associate producer.
After surviving the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, Miyajima received a Japanese government grant and a Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Fellowship and relocated to the US. She is the recipient of several grants and awards, including the 2019 Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship; 2020 NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre; and 2021 Creative Engagement program of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
For more information, please visit Miyajima’s website.