Internationally acclaimed pianist/composer Yoko Miwa is one of the most powerful and compelling performers on the scene today. Her trio – with its remarkable telepathy and infectious energy – has brought audiences to their feet worldwide. Her 2019 release Keep Talkin’ earned wide acclaim. A 2017 DownBeat feature referenced her “impressive technique and…tuneful lyricism that combines an Oscar Peterson-ish hard swing with Bill Evans-like introspection.”A favorite of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Miwa was chosen to play on “Marian McPartland & Friends,” part of the Coca Cola Generations in Jazz Festival. She was also chosen to perform at Lincoln Center’s annual Jazz and Leadership Workshop for The National Urban League’s Youth Summit.
Miwa also appears regularly at New York’s famed Blue Note Jazz Club and has performed and/or recorded with a wide range of jazz greats including Sheila Jordan, Slide Hampton, Arturo Sandoval, George Garzone, Jon Faddis, Jerry Bergonzi, Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington, Kevin Mahogany, John Lockwood and Johnathan Blake among others.
Miwa is a Yamaha Pianos Artist, JVC Victor Entertainment recording artist, and Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll winner.
4 stars “Yoko Miwa’s ebullient Keep Talkin’ showcases the drive and lyricism of a pianist and composer at home in bebop, gospel, pop and classical…a beautifully constructed album.” – Carlo Wolff, DownBeat
“Yoko Miwa displays unpretentious melodies, elegant phrasing, and the lyrical sensibility
of a jazz poet.” – Jazziz
“Really inventive… a jaw-dropping degree of technique…” -– J.D. Considine, JazzTimes