Miho's Jazz Orchestra

Miho’s Jazz Orchestra (MJO) has had a remarkable journey since its 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.

They have released 8 albums, 3 EPs (one recorded at Sun studios in Memphis) and toured Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the States in the past ten years.

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.


Drew Hutchinson - guitars

Pascal Roggen - violin

Sung-Jin Hong - bass guitar

Jared Desvaux de Marigny - drums

Miho Wada - flute & alto sax