Born: January 25, 1984 Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Miki began playing trumpet in High school in his native city Kobe, Japan. He quickly became a well sought after talent in the Kansai West Japan area. After graduating from high school Miki was one of the youngest recipients to receive several awards for his talent such as the Shoji Nakayama and Naniwa Art Prize awards. Miki arrived in New York in 2003 and has been freelancing here ever since. He has played with many prestigious artist in the New York scene such as Benny Golson, Frank Lacy, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Frank Wess, Billy Harper, Primordial Jazz Funktet, Rick Parker Collective, Harlem Renaissance Orchestra, Valery Ponomarev Big Band, Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra, Matt Snow Group and many others. Miki has also done various recordings. Miki continues to perform internationally. In 2010 he released his debut album entitled “A DAY IN NEW YORK” which received critically acclaimed responses and reviews and massive radio plays in Japan. He has currently released his new album “SCRATCH” which is a reflection of his inspiration of Latin music. Both albums are available via CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp.
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