Migiwa “Miggy” Miyajima is a jazz composer and leader of the passionately swinging 17-piece Miggy Augmented
Orchestra, which released its ArtistShare debut Colorful in 2018. With this group she brings her life experience to
bear on music that evokes natural beauty and a deep appreciation of our shared humanity.
She has been named 2020 New York City’s Women’s Fund For Media, Music and Theatre recipient and one of 60
inaugural recipients of the Jerome Foundation’s 2019 Jerome Hill Artist Fellowships as well as a 2015 finalist for the
BMI Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize.
She has also served as associate producer and conductor of Slide Hampton’s big band, and was the Japanese
representative of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, for which she associate-produced the Grammy-nominated albums
Forever Lasting: Live in Tokyo and Over Time: Music of Bob Brookmeyer