Miho's Jazz Orchestra
Miho’s Jazz Orchestra (MJO) has had a remarkable journey since it’s inception in 2011.
Formed as a one off recording project to help raise funds for Miho’s New Zealand home town of Christchurch after the earthquakes, the band ended up having so much fun they decided to continue performing and making music.
6 albums, 2 E.p's. [one recorded at Sun studios in Memphis] and tours of Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the States later they are here to release their brand new album Accidental Journey, an apt title for a band that started so haphazardly.
MJO has charted numerous times in the NZ album charts, reaching #10 showing with “Bumpy Road” in 2015 and #8 with "Accidental Journey" in 2018. Quite a feat for a J-Pop, Cubano, Pacific infused Jazz instrumental ensemble!
Miho’s unique style choices and open storytelling stage presence evoke the fun and mischievous mix of flavours in her music. MJO’s exciting exploration of different genres has lead to sold out shows, headline spots in festivals and much acclaim.
Miho Wada - Flute & Alto Saxophone
Pascal Roggen - Electric Violin, Violins & Cello
Drew Hutchinson - Guitars, Clarinet & Tenor Saxophone
SungJin Hong - Bass, Double Bass & Trumpet
Jared Desvaux de Marigny - Drums