Inspired by their mutual devotion to Jazz, world music, and social justice, Hyuna Park and Myriam Phiro have created MARIPOSA, an all-female international Jazz Band with a mission. As a jazz collective, Mariposa brings together 5 musicians who passionately share their musical influences through a unique interpretation of jazz and international standards. This invitation to their musical journey is presented as a symbol of empowerment -- the butterfly ("Mariposa" in Spanish) representing the "chaos" concept that "small incidents can produce larger effects.
Hyuna Park (piano and musical direction), Myriam Phiro (vocals and bandleader), Leonor Falcon (violin), Tina Lama (bass), and Jacqueline Avecedo (drums and percussion) all come from different walks of life and parts of the world. To celebrate NYC's vast musical diversity, they have adopted a common tongue in a stylistic approach to Jazz which combines North and South American rhythms and languages from 4 different countries, an international repertoire, and an irresistible groove that will make you want to dance, clap, or tap your foot. This musical drive and inventiveness, together with its powerful message of authenticity and world vision, will carry the listener along with MARIPOSA on the wings of their journey to a musical and cultural transformation."
Myriam Phiro - Vocals & Band leading
Myriam Phiro is an internationally-recognized French-Canadian actress, jazz singer, dancer and cabaret chanteuse who has performed on stages and in theaters worldwide. Her recent performances include sold-out concerts at world-famous the Rainbow Room, 54 Below, the Iridium Jazz club & Metropolitan Room in NYC as well as at Montreal’s International Jazz Festival & Montreux Jazz Festival. Her performing endeavors brought her to collaborate and share the stage with renowned artists such as Harry Connick Jr, Janis Siegel, Nicki Parrott, Marilyn Maye, Frank Vignola and Vince Giordano. Ms Phiro’s performances feature a fresh take on jazz and French standards as well as the famous tunes of the Great American Songbook, all topped up with a delightful international flavor and a certain “joie de vivre”. She is now promoting her debut full-length Jazz album “Voyages” who received a nomination for a MAC Award in the “Best album” category. She was also a recipient of the “Hot House Jazz Awards” nomination in the “Best New Jazz Artist” category. All info at http://www.myriamphiro.com/