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Jun Miyake

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“Like reading Thomas Pynchon with your ears… Beside this, John Cage’s emancipation of noise sounds like a polite little art-school exercise in smugness.” — Slakk Magazine

Jun Miyake (Japanese: 三宅純) is an influential musician / trumpeter in and around Tokyo music scene. He released thirteen albums, appeared as a guest soloist and served as a producer for numerous artists, collaborated with contemporary dances and theater pieces with Pina Bausch, Robert Wilson, Philippe Decoufle and others. Co-produced album with people like Hal Willner, Vinicius Cantuaria and Arto Lindsay.

Soon after Jun Miyake came back to Tokyo from his study in Boston and New York, he started to work as a jazz trumpeter. His style of playing was immediately respected and he was offered chances to make solo albums with people like Ron Carter, Al Foster, Michael Brecker, David Sanborn, etc. as well as Japanese top musicians.The success of the albums wasn’t just for his playing. He started to get offers of composing for commercials, his work quickly became so popular that at one point he found himself writing music for more than 300 commercials a year for the biggest clients in town. He also work for movies and features film credit among which Oliver Stone’s “Any Given Sunday”. His ability to blend the most seemingly disparate element of music garnered him several awards.

“About three years ago, I received a tape of Jun Miyake’s Music through a mutual friend. The tape knocked me out.

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