June 26: Yoko at Stellina Restaurant in Watertown, MA

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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.

At least 5 more chances to see Yoko in May!

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!

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!

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!

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: