Mika Mimura Group DC Jazz Festival

Part of the Fishman Artist Embassy Series

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan and the DC Jazz Festival

Mika Mimura is a marimba, vibraphone, and mallet keyboard artist born in Osaka Japan. She released her first album "Precious" in 2009 with two-time Grammy winner Michael League of "Snarky Puppy". Shortly after, Mika joined the group "Banda Magda" during their world tour, and appeared on their debut album "Amour t'es là?" which appeared on the Top 10 Billboard World Music Chart, NPR's All Songs Considered, and NPR's 10 favorite World Music Albums.

In 2014, Mika released her second album "Dreamii", including 12 tracks of original content with Grammy Winning bassist Michael League, vocalist and accordion player Magda Giannikou of Banda Magda, five-time Grammy winning drummer Mark Walker of the Paquito D'Rivera Quintet, and the famous jazz vibraphonist, Warren Wolf.

Featuring Mika Mimura (marimba, vibraphone, mallet keyboards), accompanied by Warren Wolf (vibraphone, marimba, drums and piano), Kuriko Tsugawa (bass), Ignacio Hernandez (guitarist), and Keita Ogawa (percussionist).

— About the Fishman Artist Embassy Series —

The Fishman Artist Embassy series is an ongoing presentation of DCJF presenting artists from across the globe in partnership with the foreign embassy community in our nation's capital. In line with DCJF's 2016 theme, celebrating "The International Language of Jazz," the Fishman Embassy Series explores how jazz music has evolved over the last century to become a truly global music experience. Formerly dominated by almost exclusively U.S.-based or expatriate musicians, artists around the world now express the jazz aesthetic through the lens of their own unique cultures. The Fishman Artist Embassy Series is a classic example of the worldwide impact of jazz music. To see all events in the series, please see the DC Jazz Festival page.

— About the Washington DC Jazz Festival —

Since 2005, the DC Jazz Festival organization has provided enriching and entertaining jazz performances and programs that introduce students and adults from all walks of life to jazz, our nation’s singular original art form. The festival presents a selection of the jazz genre’s most acclaimed artists as well as emerging artists, and provides enhanced exposure for the rich treasure trove of musicians from the Washington, DC area. Throughout the year, the DC Jazz Festival nourishes the community with free educational programs that extend our reach into underserved communities and enhance the quality of life for DC public and charter school students.

For a full schedule of events and more information about the DC Jazz Festival, please visit their website.

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