Biography

Miho Sasaki is a jazz pianist and educator in New York. Born in Japan, she played piano at age five and continued studying music through high school. After her exposure to jazz and enrolling in a jazz program for two years, Miho began her musical career. She has performed in many venues and has taught in Tokyo. In 2015, she received a scholarship from the Rotary Foundation to study abroad, which led her to the State University of New York, Purchase College, Music Conservatory, Jazz Studies. Approaching her third year in the program, she was selected to receive the prestigious James Moody Scholarship. She has performed at many jazz venues in New York City, such as Birdland, Cleopatra’s Needle, Tomi Jazz, Bonafide, Maureen’s Jazz Cellar, Knickerbocker Bar and Grill, Mezzrow, Smalls Jazz Club, etc. In 2018, she led her trio on tour in Japan. She also attended a historical jazz competition in Tokyo called the “38th Asakusa Jazz Contest,” where her trio won the silver medal. In 2020, she released her first album, “From My Heart.” In 2022, she performed at the Newport Jazz Festival with the Ryan Hollander Trio.