Mishka Adams aesthetic roots include the literary, visual and musical arts.
Born in Manila, she is the daughter of Filipina visual artist, Agnes Arellano and British writer, Michael Adams. Whilst taking her A levels at Kings School in Canterbury she joined the school jazz band where she was associated with some of the rising young talents of the school.
Having just hurdled her A levels in Canterbury, Mishka flew back to Manila after nine years of boarding school to continue her studies at the University of the Philippines, College of music where she majored in saxophone. Mishka was invited as guest artist at a major event organized by the British Council (Manila) a music spectacular Jazz in Time featuring the UK jazz legend Courtney Pine and Cameron Pierre, one of Candids artists.
Her impeccable rendition of Billie Holidays signature song God Bless the Child, earned this young talent the immediate admiration of the audience. A representative from CANDID Philippines office asked her for a demo which was immediately sent to Candid CEO Alan Bates in London for approval. In barely two weeks, she was signed up.
To date, she has released 2 well received jazz albums with Candid Records God Bless the Child and Spaces. Candid will be releasing her 3rd album, Willow Weep for Me, soon under the companys Vignette Series.
You can watch Mishka on the 22 of April at the Vortex Jazz Club, 11 Gillett Street, London N16 8JH.
Mishka will also be appearing again at the Vortex Jazz club on the following dates in 2010: May 20, Jul 22, Sep 16, Oct 14, Nov 11 and Dec 16