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Miho Sasaki

Miho Sasaki is a jazz pianist originally from Japan. Born in Tokyo, she began to play piano at the age of 5 and continued studying music through high school. After her exposure to jazz and enrolling in a jazz program for two years, she began her musical career. She has performed in many venues and has taught in Tokyo. In 2016, she received a scholarship from the Rotary Foundation to study abroad, which led her to the jazz program of SUNY Purchase. Approaching her third year in the program, she was selected as the prestigious James Moody Scholarship recipient. She has performed at many jazz venues in New York City, such as Tomi Jazz, Cleopatra's Needle, and Knickerbocker Bar and Grill. In 2018, she led her trio on a tour in Japan. And she also attended a historical jazz competition in Tokyo, called the "38th Asakusa Jazz Contest," and her trio won third place. In 2021, she released her album "From My Heart".


Album Review

Miho Sasaki Trio: From My Heart

Read "From My Heart" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Japanese-born pianist Miho Sasaki put down some productive roots in the United States, studying piano with Donald Vega at SUNY Purchase College, where she earned a James Moody Scholarship. The challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic sent her back home to Tokyo, where she live streams her music and teaches online. But the challenges of Covid did not prevent her from recording and releasing her debut CD, From My Heart. The first impression coming from the album's first spin ...

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This is definitely the case for Miho Sasaki's emotional and one-of-a-kind release, From My Heart. The artist has developed a really fluent and diverse vocabulary, spicing up her sound with some incredibly articulate vibes, which sets the bar higher in terms of exploring different genres and forming a unique sound. Miho is a very accomplished pianist, and each song on this album feels like a taste of her incredible skills and dynamic range. (Jazz Coner, 2021)

Miho Sasaki, a pianist, attracting a lot of attention in the jazz scene…completed her first full- length album, "From My Heart."…Sasaki expressed her unique musical individuality with the past pianists' traditional style…With the release of this album, she has shown that she is a solid performer in the Japanese jazz scene…her furthermore musical achievement should be of great interest to Japan. (Jazz Japan, 2021)

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