Mina is a New York based pianist/composer who is originally from Japan. She has been influenced by several French Impressionist composers, especially Claude Debussy.
She is exploring music from various genres and combining different styles into her original music.Composition / ArrangementMina is currently devoting herself to composing her original songs including compositions for piano solos.She often creates her music by merging elements
of jazz, classical and pop tunes.
She also provides songs and piano arrangements for singers. Read More
Piano & Violin duo - ALIVE - Live performance showcase
@ 85 Avenue A (Bet. 5th & 6th St.) New York, NY 10009
Show time: 2PM-6PM
Mina & Setsuko vocal duo
@ 145 Bleeker St. 2nd Fl, NY 10012
Show time: 1st set 8PM - 9:00PM
2nd set 9:30PM - 10:30PM16MarRead More
Piano and Bass duo
Location: Caravan of Dreams
@ 405 E 6th St New York, NY 10009
8PM - 10PM
Mina is a pianist/composer who is classically trained and is expanding her music variety from jazz, pop, R&B, and rock, pursuing her own style that is blended to the New York City music scene.
Born in Kanagawa, Japan, Mina started playing piano at the age of 3. She performed piano concerto as a soloist with the Chiba Youth Orchestra at the age of 15. She majored in classical piano at Kunitachi College of Music.
While she was studying classical music, she discovered an interest in jazz and enrolled in
the jazz program at the college, where she
studied jazz piano with Yosuke Yamashita.
During her academic life, she performed at weddings and several restaurants and hotels regularly.
In 2008, Mina moved to NY to expand her horizons and to continue her music studies.
She studied jazz piano under Michael Kanan and Larry Ham. In 2010, she enrolled in the
City College of New York, where she studied jazz with great musicians, such as John Patitucci,
Mike Holober and Ray Gallon, and earned her B.F.A in jazz performance in 2012.
As a student, she received the Fritz Johoda Award two times which is given to a talented pianist.
Since graduating from the City College of New York, Mina has been playing at several music venues in NY with different bands, including a vocal duo and rock band, where she has been playing as a keyboard/synthesizer player since 2011.
In addition to performing, Mina composes original songs as well and has recently recorded her piano solos.
Nov. 13th (Thu) Vocal trio
Location: Tomi Jazz
239 E 53rd St. New York, NY 10022
Oct. 29th (Wed) Setsuko and Mina vocal duo
@145 Bleeker St. 2nd Fl, NY 10012
1st set 8PM-9PM
2nd set 9:30PM-10:30PM
Oct. 19th (Sun) Live Performance Showcase - ALIVE -
@ 85 Avenue A ( Bet 5th & 6th st. ) New York, NY 10009
Show time: 2PM-6PM
Mina HaradaNew York, NY
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