Miki's other professional jazz / music experience:

  • Performed with The Joe Ferrari Big Band.
  • Singing as an Alto singer in the award-winning A Cappella groups, Synchronicity and Vocal Flight.  Three CDs released.  Participated in a performance tour (seven gigs in six cities) throughout France.
  • Played YAMAHA Electone (electronic organ) in a variety of genres (w/ Certificate of YAMAHA Electone Performance Level 6).


Miki's professional experience other than music:

       Performed as an extra actress in more than 20 TV

       dramas on the major broadcasting stations in Japan, such as


  • NHK Taiga Drama, "Genroku Ryoran," a.k.a. Chushingura The Forty-Seven Loyal Samurai)
  • NHK Renzoku Terebi Shosetsu, "Suzuran" (Lily-of-the-Valley)
  • FUJI TV, "Furuhata Ninzaburo" (Detective Ninzaburo Furuhata)
  • TBS, "Salaryman Kintaro" (White-Collar Worker Kintaro)

          and more!!!


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Performance Experience (Venues / Jazz Festivals)

USA

Bill Hare Productions Studio (Bill Hare, Grammy-winning producer/engineer),

     where Pentatonix worked for their CDs!

Hedley Club Lounge, Hotel De Anza (San Jose)

Wine Affairs (San Jose)

MOSAIC, Four Points by Sheraton Hotel (San Jose) 120 people in the audience

SP2 (San Jose) - 140 people at the gig!

Poor House Bistro, The Studio (San Jose) - 150 people in the audience!

Louisiana Bistro (San Jose)

Billy Berk's (San Jose)

Mezcal (San Jose)

Good Karma Vegan Café (San Jose)

Willow Glen Coffee Roasting Company (San Jose)

Misaka Grill (San Jose)

San Jose Women's Club

Santa Clara Convention Center - 800 people in the audience!

Kaiser Permanente

Angelica's (Redwood City)

Dana Street Roasting Company (Mountain View)

Red Rock (Mountain View)

Hilton Garden Inn (Mountain View)

Shell Shock Restaurant (Mountain View)

CoHo (Stanford University)

ALOFT Hotels (Cupertino & Sunnyvale)

Rootstock Wine Bar (Cupertino)

CooperVino Winebar (Cupertino) 

Britannia Arms (Cupertino)

Coffee Society (Cupertino)

De Anza College (Cupertino)

Quinlan Community Center (Cupertino) 240 people in the audience

Cupertino Community Hall - 170 people in the audience

Cupertino Senior Center

China Stix Restaurant (Santa Clara) - 200 people in the audience!

The Nest Palo Alto

Vino Locale (Palo Alto)

Three Seasons Restaurant (Palo Alto)

Fautline Brewing Company (Sunnyvale)

ROKKO, Fine Japanese Cuisine (Sunnyvale)

Da Kine Island Grill (Sunnyvale)

Sunnyvale Public Library

Bell Tower Bistro (Saratoga)

Menlo Hub (Menlo Park)

Julian's BBQ Beer and Wine (Hayward)

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (San Francisco) 5,000 people in the audience!

Cigar Bar & Grill (Financial District, San Francisco)

Revolution Cafe (Mission District, San Francisco)

La Promenade Cafe (Richmend District, San Francisco)

Nihonmachi Terrace (San Francisco Japantown)

Kawika's Ocean Beach Deli (San Francisco)


San Jose Jazz Festival

Monterey Jazz Festival Next Generation

Reno Jazz Festival

Japanese Summer Festival in Saratoga

Saratoga Wine Stroll

Vietnamese Tet Festival (Lunar New Year Festival)

National Volunteer Week Celebration by The City of Cupertino

Los Altos First Friday


France

Nuits d'ete a Megeve (Megeve)

St Gervais Mont-Blanc Jazz Festival

Festival des Musiques d'Ici et d'Ailleurs (Chalons-en-Champagne)

Crest Jazz Vocal Festival (Crest)

Les Platanes (Aix Les Bains)

Le Duplex (Grenoble)

FNAC (Grenoble)

Awards:

  • Won 1st place at Reno Jazz Festival Competition as Alto I in Synchronicity (A Cappella Group).
  • Won 2nd place at Monterey Jazz Festival Next Generation Competition as Alto I in Synchronicity.
  • Recognized for the Certificate of Outstanding Musicianship on scat singing at Reno Jazz Festival.

Miki - Jazz Vocalist

Miki is a multilingual jazz vocalist, singing with her light and smooth voice; listeners feel as if they were in a flowery breeze. 


Miki performs regularly at hotels, wine bars, restaurants, cafés and special events in the San Francisco Bay Area with top-notch professional musicians, such as


Violinists:

Mads Tolling (two-time Grammy-winning violinist)

Horn Players:

Shawn Williams (former Glenn Miller Orchestra 3rd/jazz trumpet chair)

Ben Torres (Saxophonist of Grammy-winning Pacific Mambo Orchestra)

Masaru Koga (award-winning, multi-instrumentalist: Shakuhachi, etc.)

Pianists:

Mark Levine (multiple Grammy-winning pianist and the author of The Jazz Theory Book and The Jazz Piano Book), 

Murray Low (multiple Grammy-nominated pianist, Jazz Instructor at Stanford University, Performed with Etta James!),

John R. Burr (Grammy-nominated pianist),

Keith Saunders, Kelly Park, Adam Shulman, Walter Bankovitch, Ben Stolorow, Eddie Mendenhall, Larry Chinn, Tim Chernikoff, Kevin McCullough

Organists:

Wayne De La Cruz, Midori Ono, Brian Ho, Kevin Coelho,

Lorenzo Farrell, Robert Kennedy

Guitarists:

Mimi Fox (performed with Stevie Wonder!), Jeff Massanari, Rick Vandivier, Jeff Buenz, Scott Sorkin, Ed Johnson, Terrence Brewer (performed with Diana Krall!), Mason Razavi, Rick Silvestri

Bassists:

Robb Fisher (Grammy-winning bassist)

Peter Barshay (two-time Grammy-nominated bassist)

John Wiitala, Michael Zisman, Frank Passantino, Aaron Germain,

Michael Glynn, Mike Bordelon, Joshua Thurston-Milgrom

Drummers:

Vince Lateano (Grammy-winning drummer),

Leon Joyce Jr, Akira Tana, Peppe Merolla,  Phil Hawkins, Kosuke Okamura, and many more!



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