“I wish every composer I know would take notes from local maestro Machado Mijiga." 

-Matthew Andrews, Oregon ArtsWatch

The pool of jazz talent in Portland is always full ... the city has seen an explosion of young players who have brought a renewed sense of energy to the scene ... in the music of multi-instrumentalist Machado Mijiga, for example, there are strains of R&B, hip-hop and modern electronica.  " 

Robert Ham, Willamette Week
Based in Portland, OR
Genre: Jazz, Hip-Hop, R&B
Label: *Independent*

"Multi-instrumentalist and Portland native Machado Mijiga wears many hats, both literally and metaphorically.

Classically-trained, jazz-weathered, and eclectically inclined, Mijiga left the proverbial creative "box" at a very early age, with access to many instruments and a diverse musical background brought about by an intercultural heritage.

Mijiga is a musical polymath; composer, producer, bandleader, educator, gear fanatic, and audio engineer, to name a few.

Authenticity and uniquity assume the locus of Mijiga's artistic identity. Self-expression is the prime directive, and the medium of choice changes like the weather."

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