Now in its 5th year, Piano Jazz at the Arts Club has presented the reigning jazz pianists of our time in a series of concerts focusing on innovation, celebrating a hundred years of Piano Jazz in Washington, DC.
New York-based pianist Miki Yamanaka maintains weekly residencies at Smalls and Mezzrow Jazz Clubs in NYC, and has appeared at most jazz venues in New York City. Miki arrived in New York from Kobe, Japan to study with Jason Lindner, Jeb Patton, and Fred Hersch, Sam Yahel and Larry Goldings. In 2015 she was selected for “Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead”, an intensive composition residency at the Kennedy Center. She recently earned her Master of Music degree from Queens College, receiving the Sir Roland Hanna Award. Miki has appeared in concert with many notable musicians including Steve Nelson, Seamus Blake, Jerry Dodgion, Victor Lewis, Rich Perry, Antonio Hart and Peter Bernstein.