Flutist Kana Miyamoto's debut record "Spring Doze" is a beautiful, musically diverse recording that bears repeated listening. - Steve Cardenas
Kana Miyamoto makes an auspicious debut recording exhibiting both a gorgeous tone on the flute and a very personal approach to synthesizing classical, jazz and rock influences in her compositions and improvising. Definitely worth checking out!
Kana Miyamoto is a New York based flutist, educator and a composer originally from Japan Kana Recently released her debut album ''Spring Doze'' which already has been getting reviews from magazines.
She started playing flute at age of 13. In 2002, she won first place for Junior High School Solo Flute Division Solo and ensemble competition for Chiba Preference of All Japan Band Association and also received the Agency for Cultural Affairs in Japan awarded Kana an, "Up-and-Coming Artist Overseas Training System" grant, which allowed her to study abroad to U.S. She was an exchange student for a year and graduated from Interlochen Arts Adademy for three years after. Kana returned to Japan to pursue and graduated a degree in Music at Tokyo College of Music in 2011. During this time, she performed regularly as a soloist, as well as in orchestral, chamber, and big band settings. She also joined several recordings for TV, films and more. She has performed several music festivals such as Radio-I 20th anniversary in Nagoya, Toride Jazz Festival 2011 and 2012 in Kanto. Motivated by her deep interest in jazz music, Kana moved to New York in 2014 to pursue a performance degree from the New School’s Program for Jazz and Contemporary Music. She joined Hudson Jazz workshop in 2015 as a scholarship student .
She have worked/performed Richard Boukas, Marc Mommaas, Eric Chen, Nick Dunston, Nathan Kamal, Kenta Shimakawa, Kiminori Atsuta, Rick Overton, Toru Tenda, Akira Naito, Jun Takachio, Mike Reznicoff, and Hiroaki Yamashita, Yusuke Morita, Yusuke Kono, more. She was a member of Tad Wind Symphony Orchestra, Y-mex Jazz Orchestra, also led her groups; Spice Tree, Chigu-Hug Trio, Flute and Cora Field Recording Project while she was in Japan
Kanaceptis a unique hybrid between classical and jazz flute quartet, Kana Miyamoto on flute, Kieran McAuliffe on Guitar, Sammy Weisberg on Bass, Yosuke Nagayama on Drums. Our repertoire is made of original compositions and standards spontaneously arranged in a contrapuntal fashion. Kanacept has been performing venues around New York. Releasing first album on June 2017.
2017 Kanacept ''Spring Doze
2014 Minori Ota Album ''Chiisana Sora'' 小さな空
2013 Jun Takachio ''Suites for Kanuni Sultan Süleyman'' 壮麗帝スレイマンⅠ世の栄光
2012 Jeff Nicolson ''Dagashiya''