Miho Hazama starts a journey

Music Jan 23, 2013

Miho Hazama starts a journey

by Sean Smith

It's believed that time spent living abroad can be a journey of self-discovery, and for Miho Hazama that has certainly been the case. Moving to New York to study for a master's degree in jazz composition at the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) was ...

Music | JAZZ NOTES Jan 10, 2013

Building off that four-letter word — 'jazz'

by Sean Smith

Something I've noticed recently when browsing the jazz sections of record shops is the proliferation of sub-genres among the Japanese artists. Just hearing the names is enough to get a fan excited about the apparent explosion of creativity. For example, postrock jazz acts such as ...