Multi-instrumentalist and Portland native Machado Mijiga wears many hats, both literally and metaphorically.
Classically-trained, jazz-weathered, and eclectically inclined, Mijiga left the proverbial creative box at a very early age, with access to many instruments and a diverse musical background brought about by an intercultural heritage.
Mijiga is a musical polymath; composer, producer, bandleader, educator, gear fanatic, and audio engineer, to name a few.
Authenticity and uniquity assume the locus of Mijiga's artistic identity. Self-expression is the prime directive, and the medium of choice changes like the weather.
“I wish every composer I know would take notes from local maestro Machado Mijiga. -Matthew Andrews, Oregon ArtsWatch
“You hear the lineage in him like, ‘Oh, this person knows Elvin Jones’ music and Trane’s music.’ It’s ridiculous the stuff he’s doing.” - Darrell Grant (via Robert Ham), Oregon ArtsWatch