Kana Miyamoto Bio
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, 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 for a year in Nevada and the experience there made her decided to graduated from Interlochen Arts Adademy for three years after her study. Kana returned to Japan to pursue and graduated a degree in Music at Tokyo College of Music. She started her career while she was in college as a soloist, sideman, recording for TVCM music and performed for music festivals. She played with Kiminori Atsuta, Toru Tenda, Yusuke Morita, Rick Overton, Megumi Otani, She was also passioned for outreach music education performance for children including PTINA and she organized many concerts programs including her composition for two existed picture story book ‘‘GURUNPA’’ and ‘‘MIHO To INOHANABOUZU’’ and perform at community center, kindergarden schools. 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 studied with Steve Cardinas, Billy Harper, Richard Boukas, Marc Mommas, Jamie Baum, Armen Donelian. She also joined Hudson Jazz workshop in 2015 as a fellowship student. Her 1st Kanacept album ‘Spring Doze’ released in 2017 and they went to Japan tour in 2018, went 6 places at Tokyo and Kansai Area. She has been doing many recording with Kenta Shimakawa, Sammy Weissberg and Sara L’abroia’s new band ‘‘Master of Freight those will be released in 2019.
2018 The Cradle ‘Bag Of Holding”(LP)
2017 Kanacept ''Spring Doze
2014 Minori Ota Album ''Chiisana Sora'' 小さな空