Miho’s Jazz Orchestra - “Accidental Journey” Album Launch Party
Miho’s Jazz Orchestra (MJO) has had a remarkable time since it’s inception in 2011. Formed as a one off recording project to help raise funds for Miho’s New Zealand home town of Christchurch after the earthquakes, the band ended up having so much fun they decided to continue and see what else they could do.
5 albums, 3 EPs (one recorded at Sun Studios in Memphis), tours of Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the States later they are here to release their brand new album “Accidental Journey”, which seems an apt title for a band that started in such a quirky set of circumstances.
MJO has charted numerous times in the NZ album charts getting all the way to a #10 showing with “Bumpy Road” in 2015. Quite a feat for a J-Pop, Cubano, Pacific infused Jazz instrumental ensemble!
Miho’s unique style choices and open storytelling stage presence evoke the fun and mischievous mix of flavours in her music. MJO’s exciting exploration of different genre’s has lead to sold out shows, headline spots in festivals and some great acclaim.
"Miho Wada is the next generation of jazz" - Critical Jazz, U.S.A.
"Fearless, passionate and exploratory" - Northern Sky Magazine, U.K.
"A live music marvel" - TimeOut, The New Zealand Herald
Also taking the stage on this fantastic night are two great New Zealand bands. Rollicking Ukulele rat pack, The Nukes, and foot stomping Alt Folk 3 piece band, Albi and the Wolves.
Don’t miss your chance to see MJO and friends in action here at the Tuning Fork and pick up their latest album before anyone else!