Yoko Miwa Live Streaming Friday and Saturday nights | KNKX

Event Details

  • Every 1 week(s) between
    April 3, 2020 and May 30, 2020
  • Fridays, 6:00 pm
  • Saturdays, 6:00 pm
  • Free
  • Live streaming at 6 p.m. PST (9 p.m. EST). For more info, click on the link below.
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Venue

  • Live stream (Yoko Miwa)
  • Boston, MA

Event Description

Since live performances around the world have been cancelled for public safety, Boston-based jazz pianist Yoko Miwa is sharing her music through free weekly online concerts. “I can't even remember the last time I wasn't performing somewhere on a Friday night,” said Miwa. “During these stressful times, I thought I would try to create a sense of normalcy by continuing to perform. Live video has the energy of being in the moment, which is vital to jazz.” Miwa was born in Kobe, Japan and began studying classical piano and voice at age four. She later worked and studied with well-known jazz musician and nightclub owner Minoru Ozone (the father of acclaimed pianist Makoto Ozone). Miwa won a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston and moved to the United States in 1997; she joined the Berklee faculty two years later, and continues to teach there today. In 2001, she released her first album as bandleader of the Yoko Miwa Trio, “In the Mist of Time”; seven other albums have followed, the most recent of which (2019’s “Keep Talkin’”) received four stars from DownBeat Magazine and spent seven weeks in the top 10 on JazzWeek’s charts. Critics describe her music as warm, lyrical, elegant and sophisticated. Miwa draws influence from jazz piano giants like Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson and Herbie Hancock. Miwa will play and stream solo piano performances every Friday and Saturday night at 9pm EDT from her Boston home studio, “until my audiences and I can meet again in person,” she says.