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Miho Hazama’s Musical Journey

How the Grammy nominee combines classical training with contemporary jazz.

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Episode Notes

This week, host Isaac Butler talks with jazz composer, arranger, and orchestrator Miho Hazama. Hazama’s latest album Dancer in Nowhere was nominated for a Grammy award.

Miho tells Isaac how her grandfather presented her with a Wikipedia article about cyclic numbers and how that became one of the biggest influences for her new album.

Afterward, Isaac and June Thomas talk about what they found most striking about the interview, what they miss about regular day-to-day life, and how having a sense of community informs their own creativity.

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Podcast production by Morgan Flannery.

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