Pianist Miki Yamanaka‘s new album is Human Dust Suite. In this interview, Yamanaka talks about the artwork that inspired the suite; how she left a graduate program in seismology in Japan to become a jazz pianist in New York; why she chose the specific players who accompany her on the album; and more.
CONCERT NOTE: Miki Yamanaka is playing with Philip Harper at Smalls Jazz Club this Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 5 pm and 7 pm ET. You can attend in person, or else stream the show anywhere at https://www.smallslive.com.
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