Lauded in Downbeat as one of “25 for the Future”, Tokyo born composer Miho Hazama is quickly establishing herself as a one of New York’s most astounding young talents. Now having 3 full length releases on Sunnyside Records, Miho developed her signature jazz chamber orchestra “m_unit” and expertly showcased the abilities of guest artists such as Joshua Redman, Lionel Loueke and Gil Goldstein, to name a few. Their debut album “Journey to Journey” received the Jazz JAPAN rising star award, and they have been featured in such influential publications as Downbeat, New York Times, NPR, JazzTimes among others.
As the 2015 recipient of the BMI Charlie Parker Composition Prize, Miho has written commissioned compositions for Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Morgaua Quartet, Ashley Bouder Project Ballet Company and more. As an arranger, Miho has worked with Metropole Orkest, Danish Radio Big Band, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Vince Mendoza, Ryuichi Sakamoto and WDR Big Band, to name a few. As the winner of the 24th Idemitsu Music Award, Miho is also the Composer in Residence at Siena Wind Orchestra, and the Associate Artistic Director of New York Jazzharmonic.