West Stockbridge Historical Society presents Yoko Miwa

Sat, Aug 27 7:00pm

Yoko Miwa – Piano

Internationally acclaimed pianist/composer Yoko Miwa is one of the most powerful and compelling performers on the scene today. Her trio of Scott Goulding on drums and Brad Barrett on bass creates remarkable telepathy and infectious energy that has brought audiences to their feet worldwide. For more than a decade Miwa’s trio has played regularly at major jazz clubs in their home city of Boston, as well as venues around the world. A favorite of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Miwa was chosen to play on “Marian McPartland & Friends,” part of the Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival. Miwa also appears regularly at New York’s famed Blue Note Jazz Club as well as Birdland and has performed and/or recorded with a wide range of jazz greats including Sheila Jordan, Slide Hampton, Arturo Sandoval, George Garzone, Jon Faddis, Jerry Bergonzi, Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington, Kevin Mahogany, John Lockwood, Dominique Eade, and Johnathan Blake among others.

Miwa has released nine highly acclaimed CDs: In the Mist of Time (Tokuma, 2000); Fadeless Flower (Polystar, 2002); Canopy of Stars (Polystar, 2004); The Day We Said Goodbye, recorded live at the studios of WGBH-FM (Sunshine Digital, 2006); Live at Scullers (Jazz Cat Amnesty, 2011); Act Naturally (JVC Victor Entertainment, 2012), Pathways (2017), Keep Talkin’ (2019), and Songs of Joy (Ubuntu Music, 2021), which reached #1 on national jazz radio charts and was voted a best jazz album of 2021 in the DownBeat 86th Annual Readers Poll.

Scott Goulding – Drums

An internationally recognized jazz performer, recording artist, and educator, he has appeared as a sideman on over 50 CD releases on labels in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, including 4 releases with tenor saxophone legend Jerry Bergonzi and one with renowned bassist Larry Grenadier.

Will Slater – Bass

Will Slater is an in-demand bassist, performing regularly in New York and New England. Will has recorded with Yoko Miwa and has played with jazz greats including Jerry Bergonzi, Terri Lyne Carrington, Leo Genovese, Benito Gonzalez, Bob Moses, Yoron Israel, Jeff Hershfield, and many more.

COVID-19 Guidelines: All guests must provide proof of vaccination at-the-door. Masking is optional.

Tickets: General Admission – $35

Doors open at 6:30 PM

This event is indoors.