Spend Valentine’s Day with Yoko & the trio!

January 21st, 2015

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. If you’re looking for the perfect romantic evening for you and someone special, you should spend it with Yoko and the trio at Les Zygomates. Here’s a sneak peek at the menu:

Starters
*French Onion Soup* Gruyere & Aged Gouda Gratin
*Fried Oysters* Napa Cabbage-Chinese Sausage, Salsa Verde
*Little Gem Lettuces* Roquefort Dressing, Heirloom Apples & Hazelnuts
*House Made Smoked Salmon* Shrimp Salad, Caraway, Cranberry Sunflower
Bread & Pickled Beets
*Tuna Tartar* Sesame Soy Vinaigrette, Hearts of Palm, Melon, Cucumber & Gaufrette Potatoes
*Charcutrie Plate* (serves two)

Entrées
*Roasted Lamb Rack*Mustard Crust, Gratin Potatoes, Mejoo Date Sauce
*Za’taar Spiced Duck Breast* Grilled Escarole, Pomegrante Gastrique
*Pork Milanese* Pureed Potato, Capers, Anchovy & Fried Egg
*Pan Roasted Salmon* Toasted Fregola Salad, Roasted Shrimp Vinaigrette & Satsuma Oranges
*Baked Icelandic Cod* Navet Gateau avec de la melasses & miel, winter greens

Dessert
*Chocolate Gateau*
*Crème Brulee*

And here’s Yoko playing a ballad, perfect for an evening of romance:

“Sunshine Follows The Rain” at the Blue Note in NYC

Photos from our trip to NYC

January 14th, 2015

We had such a great time in NYC!

At the APAP Showcase

At the APAP Showcase

With Fred Taylor and Allan Harris

With Fred Taylor and Allan Harris

At Allen Harris's house party in Harlem

At Allen Harris’s house party in Harlem

At Allen Harris's house party in Harlem

At Allen Harris’s house party in Harlem

With Igor Butman

With Igor Butman

The trio after the APAP Showcase

The trio after the APAP Showcase

2015: Looking ahead at another exciting year

January 7th, 2015

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Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and got to spend time with loved ones. I’m looking forward to a lot of things in 2015. Already this weekend we’ll be attending the APAP Conference in NYC. Friday, January 9, I’m playing duo with my bassist at the opening party at the home of singer Allan Harris. It’s a beautiful brownstone in Harlem. The party is invite-only and the audience is a who’s who of jazz. There will be some other pianists playing there, too, like Cyrus Chestnut and Monty Alexander. Then Saturday, January 10, my trio will play a showcase at 5:30pm at the New York Hilton in the Harlem Suite on the 4th floor. This performance is free and open to the public. I’ll also be at the APAP Conference all day Saturday and Sunday doing some networking.

I have some other notable performances coming up too. My trio is performing for the first time in the Highland Jazz Series on March 21 in a show they have billed as “The Other Yoko.” On April 2, we’ll be featured performers at Mechanics Hall in Worcester as part of WICN’s 45th Anniversary Celebration. We’ll also be continuing our residencies at Les Zygomates, Ryles Jazz Club, and Thelonious Monkfish.

I’m also looking forward to the start of another semester teaching at Berklee College of Music, where I’m an Assistant Professor in the piano department. I exclusively teach private piano lessons and will have close to 30 private students this semester! I’m extremely proud of my students from last semester for scoring so high on their proficiency exams, as well as for making a name for themselves as burgeoning performers at Berklee and around Boston.

We recorded the show at Scullers this past November as well as capturing the performance on video. Watch out for some high-quality videos coming very soon and a possible second live CD release! Hope to see you soon at an upcoming performance!

Spend New Year’s Eve with Yoko!

December 26th, 2014

The trio is playing an evening show from 5:30-9:30 on December 31 at Les Zygomates. Reservations are recommended but not required. Call 617-542-5108 for reservations or more information.

There’s still time to give the gift of music! And still chances to hear Yoko this month!

December 17th, 2014

Have you waited till the last minute to do your Christmas shopping? Never fear, jazz is here!

Yoko’s CD and downloads make a great gift, one your friends and family can appreciate over and over again.


CDs AND DOWNLOADS

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Yoko Miwa Trio: Live at Scullers Jazz Club
Named one of the best CDs of 2011 by Jazz Times
BUY IT

Check out Yoko’s other CDs, too:
In the Mist of Time
Fadeless Flower
Canopy of Stars
…all available here: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/YokoMiwa

Looking for a rare gift? Check out the trio’s Act Naturally – available only in Japan or via Amazon.
BUY IT


LIVE SHOWS!

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! There are plenty of chances to hear Yoko in December, including a show in drummer Scott Goulding’s hometown of Chambersburg, PA, on Dec. 20. And start your New Year’s Eve off right by hearing the trio at Les Zygomates from 5:30-9:30.

The list:

Stay tuned for news about an exciting NYC show in January!

Looking for a perfect Christmas gift? Give the gift of music!

December 11th, 2014

Happy holidays from all of us at YokoMiwa.com! If you’re wondering what to get the jazz lover on your list, why not give them music? Yoko’s CD and downloads make a great gift, one your friends and family can appreciate over and over again.

yokomiwatrio
Yoko Miwa Trio: Live at Scullers Jazz Club
Named one of the best CDs of 2011 by Jazz Times
BUY IT

Check out Yoko’s other CDs, too:
In the Mist of Time
Fadeless Flower
Canopy of Stars
…all available here: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/YokoMiwa

Looking for a rare gift? Check out the trio’s Act Naturally – available only in Japan or via Amazon.
BUY IT

December shows!

December 3rd, 2014

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There are plenty of chances to hear Yoko in December, including a show in drummer Scott Goulding’s hometown of Chambersburg, PA, on Dec. 20. And start your New Year’s Eve off right by hearing the trio at Les Zygomates from 5:30-9:30.

The list:

Stay tuned for news about an exciting NYC show in January!

A holiday recipe from Yoko

November 26th, 2014

Happy Holidays!

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Here’s a simple recipe for Japanese fried chicken that everyone seems to love. I always make it around the holidays. Sometimes I use tofu instead of chicken and it’s also very tasty!

Chicken Kara Age
(Japanese style fried chicken)

chicken kara age Chicken 250- 300g (chicken thigh cut into 2-3″ size pieces)
Marinate 3-24 hours in a ziplock or tupperware inside refrigerator
Marinade ingredients:
Soy sauce 1 tablespoon
Mirin 1 tablespoon
Sake 2 tablespoon
Garlic 1-2 cloves minced
Ginger 1 tablespoon minced
Green onion 1-2 finely chopped
Black Pepper 1 pinch

Remove chicken pieces from marinade and coat lightly with flour before deep frying.

Photo’s from Yoko’s sold-out show at Scullers

November 19th, 2014

Yoko played another sold-out show at Scullers on Nov. 13 — her sixth straight year selling out the club. Thanks to Caroline Alden for these wonderful pictures. And thanks to everyone who came, including Boston jazz radio luminary Eric Jackson!

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Yoko returns to Scullers TOMORROW and tickets are almost gone!

November 12th, 2014

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Yoko has sold out Scullers for five straight years, and this year is about to sell out, too. So don’t delay, get your tickets today for tomorrow’s show!


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