Miho Hazama
Composer

She developed her signature with her own jazz chamber orchestra “munit”. For them she writes big, blustery, fearlessly energetic big band jazz themes. Her music is cosmopolitan in every sense of the word: sophisticated, individualistic and innovative. She loves bright, catchy hooks, and her material is obviously a ton of fun to play: a good percentage of New York’s top big band jazz talent comprise her epic large ensemble M-Unit. Now having 3 full length releases on Universal Music Japan/ Sunnyside Records, Miho has written for and expertly showcased the abilities of guest artists such as Joshua Redman, Lionel Loueke, Stefon Harris, and Gil Goldstein, to name a few. Her debut album “Journey to Journey” received the Jazz JAPAN rising star award, and she has been featured in such influential publications as Downbeat, The New York Times, NPR, JazzTimes among others.

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Watch: ‘Pulse’ live tv performance
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Watch: ‘Pulse’ live tv performance
New single ‘Pulse’ out now
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New single ‘Pulse’ out now
Showcase at Eurosonic 2024
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Showcase at Eurosonic 2024
Pics from the first Mikrokosmos concert
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Pics from the first Mikrokosmos concert
Watch: On Anxiety live tv performance
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Watch: On Anxiety live tv performance
First song out for streaming now!
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First song out for streaming now!
Mikrokosmos concerts are on sale!
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Mikrokosmos concerts are on sale!
Hi from the studio. Recording Mikrokosmos
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Hi from the studio. Recording Mikrokosmos
Watch: Awaken on Dutch TV
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Watch: Awaken on Dutch TV
Live: tryouts in Amsterdam!
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Live: tryouts in Amsterdam!
First draft: ‘Crystallize’ by Thomas Beijer
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First draft: ‘Crystallize’ by Thomas Beijer
Watch: Working on ‘Awaken’ with Joey Roukens (tv special)
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Watch: Working on ‘Awaken’ with Joey Roukens (tv special)
Watch: ‘Moon of Desire’ live tv performance
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Watch: ‘Moon of Desire’ live tv performance
Watch: Fuse 10 Years and Mikrokosmos tv-special
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Watch: Fuse 10 Years and Mikrokosmos tv-special
First draft: ‘On Anxiety’ by Kinan Azmeh
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First draft: ‘On Anxiety’ by Kinan Azmeh
Looking back at November Music 2022
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Looking back at November Music 2022
Hi from November Music Festival
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Hi from November Music Festival
Live: November Music 2022
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Live: November Music 2022
Watch: Lockdown Interviews with the Composers
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Watch: Lockdown Interviews with the Composers
Turning a Glass House into a Rehearsal Space!
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Turning a Glass House into a Rehearsal Space!
First draft: ‘Awaken’ by Joey Roukens
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First draft: ‘Awaken’ by Joey Roukens
First draft: ‘Spark’ by Gabriella Smith
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First draft: ‘Spark’ by Gabriella Smith
Watch: Construction Site with Xavi Torres
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Watch: Construction Site with Xavi Torres
Watch: Construction Site with Miho Hazama
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Watch: Construction Site with Miho Hazama
Watch: Construction Site with JacobTV
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Watch: Construction Site with JacobTV
Change of plans..A lockdown scenario
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Change of plans..A lockdown scenario
The cycle: our earliest sketches and ideas
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The cycle: our earliest sketches and ideas
Conversations with the composers in special times
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Conversations with the composers in special times
First steps..What about this, and that?!
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First steps..What about this, and that?!
Introducing: Visual Artist Nick Liefhebber
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Introducing: Visual Artist Nick Liefhebber
Introducing: Visual Artist Frouke Ten Velden
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Introducing: Visual Artist Frouke Ten Velden
What is Mikrokosmos? The project explained
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What is Mikrokosmos? The project explained
Wat is Mikrokosmos? Het project toegelicht (Dutch)
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Wat is Mikrokosmos? Het project toegelicht (Dutch)
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