“I wish every composer I know would take notes from local maestro Machado Mijiga."
-Matthew Andrews, Oregon ArtsWatch
Based in Portland, OR
Genre: Jazz, Hip-Hop, R&B
"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."