This Saturday, Yoko will make an appearance on Bonnie Johnson’s Colors of Jazz at 4 pm. Massachusetts fans, and those who want to tune in online, can hear an interview and in-studio performance on WICN NPR 90.5 FM Radio in Worcester, MA.
American fans, get excited! We’ll have limited copies of Act Naturally available at our Scullers performance next week (November 14). After promoting the CD in Japan twice in the last 6 months, we’ll have a limitednumber of the album for our local fans. If you’ve been curious about our newest CD and want to snag a copy without traveling to Japan, get your tickets for our Scullers performance at 8 pm on November 14. Tickets are just $20. The winner of Best Jazz Act playing at the winner for Best Jazz Venue will make for an amazing show that you won’t want to miss.
Japanese fans, we’ve got good news for you as well. Our most recent US album, Live at Scullers, is being released on Japanese label Disk Union. Just in time for our return to Scullers.
But the great news keeps unfolding. Steven Tyler approves of our version of Seasons of Wither! A private pilot for the stars and fan of the Yoko Miwa Trio (thank you!) had Steven listen before taking off, Steven truly liked it and was honored! Missed our version? Here’s the Youtube video:
For many jazz fans, and jazz newbies, John Coltrane is an instantly recognizable name. He died too young at 40 in 1967.
This year marks the 35th John Coltrane Memorial Concert in Boston. This year’s concert honors Steve Schwartz, whose popular Friday evening WGBH radio show was eliminated due to a new schedule, among other big jazz names. The concert is hosted by WGBH jazz radio host and friend of the Yoko Miwa Trio, Eric Jackson.
Tickets start at $35 and the concert will be held at Northeastern University’s Blackman Theatre at 7:30 pm. This is the oldest annual concert celebrating the life and work of John Coltrane, so be sure to check it out if you can.
We’re still recovering from our performances in Japan, but we’re already looking ahead to our fantastic concert at Scullers Jazz Club on November 14th. This will be an amazing concert that you won’t want to miss, and our biggest show in Boston since winning The Boston Phoenix’s 2012 Best Jazz Act.
Tickets are $20, and you can buy them online here. Scullers Jazz Club was also voted Best Jazz Venue in Boston by The Boston Phoenix, so what better time to see the best jazz act then at the best jazz venue?
The Yoko Miwa Trio on stage at the Cotton Club in Tokyo.
Having the chance to perform at such a renowned venue in Tokyo was such an amazing experience. It’s one of the most famous jazz clubs in Japan, and it was such an honor to play here.
Yoko Miwa on piano.
Below is a clip featuring highlights from our performances.
Scott Goulding on drums.
We played two shows that evening. It was an absolutely unforgettable night for all three of us. For our Boston fans who missed out, don’t forget that we’re playing at Scullers Jazz Club on November 14. You can buy tickets here.
We just got back from our whirlwind second tour, so we apologize for the delay in the post this week. It was an absolutely fantastic time, and we’re so thrilled by all of the support from our fans in Japan. It was great to perform in Yoko’s hometown of Kobe.
Everyone loves seeing our more “candid” shots in addition to show photos so we’re keeping in the tradition from our last tour in July.
Asahi Hall in Kobe
Our concert at Royal Horse in Osaka.
Photos of performers on the wall at the Royal Horse.
Fans taking photos and getting CDs autographed in Kobe.
Yoko being interviewed for a Kobe newspaper.
Yoko giving a recorded interview in the Cotton Club green room between sets.
We’re in Japan for the second time this year to promote our CD, Act Naturally. We were in Kobe, Yoko’s hometown, and performed at the famed Cotton Club in Tokyo yesterday. We wanted to share some photos for the trip so far to let you get a glimpse of how the trip is going for those who couldn’t attend our shows.
Concert hall in Kobe.
Our concert in Kobe.
Performing at the famous Cotton Club in Tokyo.
Signed poster at the Cotton Club.
The marquee at the Cotton Club.
Thanks to our fans who came out to these shows! Your support means so much to us all.
We’re off to Tokyo next week to debut at the Cotton Club (one of the major venues for Tokyo’s Jazz Festival earlier this month).
We’re all so excited for this concert. The Cotton Club has our concert on the front page, Yoko was featured in a prominent Japanese newspaper, and we get to promote our Act Naturally album.
Be sure to follow along on Facebook and Twitter while we’re in Japan. We’ll share photos and thoughts before and after this fantastic show. If you’re in Tokyo on October 3rd, come out and see us perform by buying tickets here. There are two shows that evening, so whether you’re an early-bird or a night-owl, you’ve got options.
In the meantime, don’t forget to buy your tickets for our return to the Scullers Jazz Club in November.
We wanted to let you know about the upcoming 12th Annual Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival on September 29th. This year’s theme is “Women in Jazz”, which of course is a theme that’s near and dear to us. Not to mention that Yoko is on faculty at Berklee as well.
We’re not performing that day (we’re heading back to Tokyo around that time), but it’s still a great festival to come out and support. Thousands of music fans have attended over the years, and it’s a fantastic way to showcase the talent of women jazz musicians to jazz newbies and aficionados alike.
You can check out the schedule and plan your day. Some shows require tickets while others are free, so be sure to check and plan ahead.