MIHO HAZAMA

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July 23, 2013

JOURNEY TO JOURNEY” got Good Reviews

Miho Hazama's first leader album “JOURNEY TO JOURNEY” got good reviews from major jazz magazines in the United States.
“...Contemporary bandleader/composers like Darcy James Argue and John Hollenbeck have broadened the landscape, and “Journey to Journey” illustrates that Japanese pianist Miho Hazama has joined their ranks...” ****---James Hale in DownBeat Magazine
“...It's likely “Journey to Journey” will be viewed as one of the best large-group jazz recordings of '13...” ---Mark Keresman in Jazz Inside
“...There's an underlying, constant intensity even during the quieter sections; something is always lurking and ready to pounce, then skitter away again. Hazama and her classy large ensemble keep the listener guessing---and enchanted...” ---Jeff Tamarkin in JazzTimes

Apr. 8, 2013

CD Releasing Live at the Jazz Gallery was just Over

Miho Hazama's first leader album “JOURNEY TO JOURNEY” releasing live has been successfully finished in New York on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the Jazz Gallery. Having the guest appearance by Steve Wilson (as), this live was performed by almost same members as the recording.
Thank you very much for coming over to the Jazz Gallery.

Apr. 26, 2013

JOURNEY TO JOURNEY” is now Available through This Site

Miho Hazama's first leader album “JOURNEY TO JOURNEY” is now available through shop page on this site via download or mail-order. This service is limited only for those who live outside Japan. Those who live in Japan, please buy it at your local CD shop.

Mar. 26, 2013

“JOURNEY TO JOURNEY” U.S., Canada and Europe Release!

Miho Hazama's first leader album “JOURNEY TO JOURNEY” is released through Sunnyside Records on March 26, 2013 for U.S.A. Canada and Europe. This album has been released in Japan through Universal Music in last November, and getting very high reputations by Japanese critics, magazines and music lovers.

Feb. 3, 2013

[NEWS!!] CD Releasing Live at the Jazz Gallery!

Miho Hazama's first leader album “JOURNEY TO JOURNEY” releasing live will be held also in New York on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the Jazz Gallery. Having the guest appearance by Steve Wilson (as), this live is made by almost same members as the recording. Please enjoy the live performance of the tunes recorded into the CD, which is most splendid, fasionable and in the forefront of today's jazz.
For reservations please call the Jazz Gallery (phone: 212-242-1063).

Jan. 17, 2013

[NEWS!!] “JOURNEY TO JOURNEY” U.S., Canada and Europe Release!

Miho Hazama's first leader album “JOURNEY TO JOURNEY” will be released through Sunnyside Records on March 26, 2013 for U.S.A. Canada and Europe. This album has been released in Japan through Universal Music in last November, and getting very high reputations by Japanese critics, magazines and music lovers.

Jan. 17, 2013

CD Releasing Live at STB139!

Miho Hazama's first leader album “JOURNEY TO JOURNEY” releasing live will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at STB139 Sweet Basil in Roppongi, Tokyo. It will be the vivid “Jazz Composer” declaration leading 13-piece orchestra, m_unit, inviting bass and drum players from New York. Please enjoy the live performance of the tunes recorded into the CD, which is most splendid, fasionable and in the forefront of today's jazz.

Jan. 13, 2013

Tokyo Opera City New Year Jazz Concert 2013

Tokyo Opera City New Year Jazz Concert produced by Yosuke Yamashita has been successfully held on Friday, January 11, 2013. Thank you very much for coming over.
At the first half of the concert, Miho conducted and played the piano on her own arrangements of Yosuke Yamashita's composition “Canvas in Quiet” with the string ensemble. And at the second half, She did world premier of her own suite “Space in Senses” with Yosuke Yamashita at the piano and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. Both performances got enthusiastic applause by the audience.

Nov. 14, 2012

Debut Album “JOURNEY TO JOURNEY” Released!

Miho Hazama's first leader album “JOURNEY TO JOURNEY” has released through Universal Music Japan on November 14, 2012 for Japanese market. This album has been recorded in July in New York, commemorating her graduation from the master course at Manhattan School of Music. Except on one cover tune of Lady Gaga, all other songs are Miho's original compositions, and the album features her talent as a jazz composer. Leading 13-piece her own “m_unit” and having guest participations by Steve Wilson (as) and Stefon Harris (vib), most active musicians in jazz scene in the United States, she expresses vivid and lively sound here.

Nov. 14, 2012

[NEWS!!] CD Releasing Live at STB139!

Miho Hazama's first leader album “JOURNEY TO JOURNEY” releasing live will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at STB139 Sweet Basil in Roppongi, Tokyo. It will be the vivid “Jazz Composer ” declaration leading 13-piece orchestra, m_unit, inviting bass and drums players from New York. Please enjoy the live performance of the tunes recorded into the CD, which is most splendid, fasionable and in the forefront of today's jazz.

Oct. 20, 2012

Tokyo Opera City New Year Jazz Concert 2013

Next year's Tokyo Opera City New Year Jazz Concert produced by Yosuke Yamashita will be held on Friday, January 11, 2013, fully featuring Miho Hazama titling “Jazz Composer declaration by Miho Hazama -- The Shape of Jazz Composer to Come!”. As a “jazz composer” studied and experienced in New York, she will make world premier of her new composition, conduct the orchestra, and play the piano. It must be her most brilliant debut concert.

Oct. 12, 2012

Debut Album “JOURNEY TO JOURNEY” Released on November 14

Miho Hazama's first leader album “JOURNEY TO JOURNEY” will be released through Universal Music Japan on November 14, 2012 for Japanese market. This album has been recorded in July in New York, commemorating her graduation from the master course at Manhattan School of Music. Except on one cover tune of Lady Gaga, all other songs are Miho's original compositions, and the album features her talent as a jazz composer. Leading 13 pieces her own “m_unit” and having guest participations by Steve Wilson (as) and Stefon Harris (vib), most active musicians in jazz scene in the United States, she expresses vivid and lively sound here.

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