A brand new album “Mystery Banana” will be released this April on Good Friday! Miho’s Jazz Orchestra will be celebrating the release with a mini tour during April, with the official album launch concert at the Tauranga National Jazz Festival on Sun 20th. This album was recorded in Tokyo, Auckland and London, taking you even further on MJO musical journey. We cannot believe the speed of people finding out about the release and purchasing pre-order already! Thank you SO much for your continuous support! We hope to see you at one (or more!) of our concerts soon!!
A Happy New Year everyone! Hope you are having an awesome time. Thank you so much for your amazing support yet again this summer on our annual South Island Summer Jazzy Tour! We had an incredible time performing to everyone down south and it was fantastic meeting new fans as well as returning to the amazing crowd of Woollaston Jazz & Blues Festival. We are ever so grateful of your continuous encouragement and enthusiasm. Your support also helped us reach #18 on the NZ Official album sales chart this week too! We are now filled with positive energy, ready for even more “feel-good” music making in 2014. Thank you and see you again very soon!!
Travelling all the way to NSW, Australia, Miho Wada and her fantastic band Miho’s Jazz Orchestra headlined the Moruya Jazz Festival last weekend, receiving the warmest welcome under the sun – literally arriving to 30 degree heat! Moruya jazz fans immediately jumped on board and joined the fun, singing along and turning the song “Mystery Banana” into their own festival anthem “Moruya Banana”. Miho’s irresistible catchy tunes and contagious happiness left everyone smiling and dancing, from the young to the young-at-heart. A big thanks from the MJO team to everybody who made this magic weekend happen!
Here is the new 2013 showcase reel from Miho’s Jazz Orchestra! In this year’s showcase reel they reveal different instrumental combination they performed during the last 6 months in New Zealand, Australia and Japan. MJO roller-coaster as never experienced before. Happy jazz-ing about everyone!
“EXIT 621″ has made a surprise entry onto the NZ official album sales chart ranking #19 in its first week of release (May 2013) and again at #18 in the New Year thanks to our ever-growing fan base and fantastic touring team. Enter a new dimension in the world of jazz and experience eight instrumental tracks exploring Miho’s globe-trotting creative background in punk-ska, contemporary classical and world music. This energetic fun packed instrumental album will take you on a very special musical journey!
We are happy to announce our first South Island tour – 5 gigs in 3 cities, starting with the Nelson Jazz Festival on Thurs 3rd January! All the gigs are free entry. We look forward to seeing you all. NJF Official website
“PLAY M!HO” is a music score book of Miho’s jazz compositions full of Miho’s fun jazzy tunes. The book comes with a supporting CD “PARA TI” which is also available as a Jazz EP. The book is available from the SHOP page here or your local music stores, Lewis Eady Music and ABI Music stores in Auckland.
Miho was selected as one of eight musicians to collaborate with Iggy Pop to record “The Passenger” for a series of TV adverts in which she played the flute and piano. The ads later won the Grand Prix Prize at the Cannes Film festival as well as several other awards around the world. Photo: Miho, Iggy Pop & the team with the trophy
After their successful showcases during the SXSW 2010 in Austin, Texas, Miho Wada & band were invited to perform at clubs, festivals and TV/radio shows around the world, which led them to the whirlwind world tour. Continue reading →