The site is 4 years old! Plus: Reserve now for Yoko’s Stellina show!

June 19th, 2014

4th birthday

The website turns 4 years old this month! So much has happened in the past four years — tons of gigs all over, meeting new fans and friends, playing with great musicians. Thanks for coming along for the ride. Be sure to explore the site — there’s so much great stuff here, including photos, videos, audio and more.

REMINDER: Reserve now for our show at Stellina!

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We’re so happy to be playing at Stellina Restaurant in Watertown, MA on June 26. It’s a family owned business and they’ve been supporters of ours for years. Their food is out of this world and they have a great selection of wine. Please note that this is an intimate space and reservations are encouraged.

Yoko will be playing in the main dining room, where guests can order from the complete dinner and beverage menus. In addition, Stellina will be offering special bar appetizers during the show.

There will be two sets, one starting at 6:15 and one at 7:45. The cover charge is $10 per person. Reservations are suggested for the main dining room. Additional seating at the adjacent bar is on a first-come basis. Call 617-924-9475, or go to the reservation page.

June 26: Yoko at Stellina Restaurant in Watertown, MA

June 11th, 2014

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We’re so happy to be playing at Stellina Restaurant in Watertown, MA on June 26. It’s a family owned business and they’ve been supporters of ours for years. Their food is out of this world and they have a great selection of wine. Please note that this is an intimate space and reservations are encouraged.

Yoko will be playing in the main dining room, where guests can order from the complete dinner and beverage menus. In addition, Stellina will be offering special bar appetizers during the show.

There will be two sets, one starting at 6:15 and one at 7:45. The cover charge is $10 per person. Reservations are suggested for the main dining room. Additional seating at the adjacent bar is on a first-come basis. Call 617-924-9475, or go to the reservation page.

Vote for Yoko in the Made In New York competition!

June 5th, 2014

Yoko is a contestant in the Made In New York jazz competition.

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Click here to see Yoko’s entry. It’s a video from the trio’s recent show at The Blue Note in NYC. And help her win by voting and sharing. Thanks!

Beach time! And the last gig in May is this Saturday!

May 28th, 2014

Sure, it looks from this blog like Yoko spends 24 hours a day, 7 days a week playing piano, but she takes some time off, too. Here she is with some cute pups in Rockport, MA.

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Yoko has one more show this month. It’s this Saturday, May 31, at 8 pm at Les Zygomates in Boston. If you’re in the area, stop by!

Photos from Yoko’s show at the Regattabar

May 21st, 2014

Thanks so much to photographer Caroline Alden for these wonderful shots from the trio’s show at the Regattabar on April 25!

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At least 5 more chances to see Yoko in May!

May 13th, 2014

7852889576_d8d52e677d Hi folks! If you’ve been thinking, “My May won’t be complete unless I see Yoko Miwa,” then we’ve got great news for you. Yoko is playing at least five more shows this month in the Boston area.

Hope to see you at one of these shows!

You CAN get there from here: Yoko heads to New Hampshire!

May 6th, 2014

This Sunday, May 11, Yoko plays at The Press Room, 77 Daniel St. in Portsmouth, NH. The show starts at 4:30. Yoko is featured on the Foster’s Daily Democrat website. Hope to see you there!

kentMeanwhile, our blogger, Jason Crane, shares this story about his one and only visit to Portsmouth:

“My some-number-of-greats grandfather, Stephen Flanders, arrived in Portsmouth in 1638. Three hundred and sixty-two years later, his some-number-of-greats grandson visited the city on my birthday for a whale watch. I’d been on boats my whole life, but on this day, I suddenly developed a case of seasickness. No problem, I figured, we’ll be out on the water for an hour or so and I’ll tough it out.

“But no, the whale watch lasted six hours. And for the whole of that time, we chased the same minke whale around the Atlantic. Every time this little whale popped his or her head above the water, the captain would shout ‘Whale!’ and off we’d go in hot pursuit. I was green from head to toe.

“After we got off the boat, my friends and I headed to dinner. And although I was a little wobbly after hours of whale chasing, we had some amazing food in the lovely downtown.”

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Image credit: “Moby Dick or the Whale by Herman Melville.” Rockwell Kent, American, 1882 1971. Book. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Gift of Gordon A. Block, Jr., 1943.

Yoko packs the Regattabar!

April 30th, 2014

yokoregattabar The Yoko Miwa Trio sold out the Regattabar this past week. A full house of 200 people listened to the trio’s show. Thanks to everyone who came out! And thanks to Caroline Alden for shooting photos of the performance. Up next, shows in Boston, Cambridge and Portsmouth (NH) all throughout the month of May. You can find a complete calendar of upcoming shows here.

On May 4, Yoko and the trio will play at a special ceremony honoring Boston jazz legend Fred Taylor, who will receive the Roy Haynes Award. The trio will serve as the house band for what promises to be a star-studded event. Hope to see you at one of the live shows!

Yoko is at the Regattabar on 4/25! Plus: a new video!

April 24th, 2014

Yoko plays at the Regattabar this Friday, April 25. Check out this great recommendation on The Arts Fuse site. From the preview:

The Boston pianist Yoko Miwa has an equal love for Bill Evans’ harmonic lyricism and Oscar Peterson’s driving swing, and she matches her own exploratory compositions with a taste for offbeat covers like Aerosmith’s “Seasons of Wither” and the Velvet Underground’s “Who Loves the Sun.” Which she plays as a medley — and it works.

Plus, check out the trio’s new promotional video:

More videos from the Blue Note, plus Regattabar tickets

April 16th, 2014

Here are two more videos from Yoko’s recent shows at the Blue Note in New York City. Thanks again to videographer Mariona Lloreta.

Want to see this music for yourself? Don’t miss Yoko at the Regattabar on April 25!

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