Black RainN/A

Live performance from ShapeShifter Lab on February 22, 2017
Meg Okura (violin)
Anne Drummond (flutes)
Sam Newsome (sop. Saxophone)
Andrew Hadro (bass clarinet)
Riza Printup (harp)
Brian Marsella (piano)
Pablo Aslan (bass)
Paul Wells (drums)

N/A
 

Birth of ShakyamuniN/A

Live performance from ShapeShifter Lab on February 22, 2017
Meg Okura (violin)
Anne Drummond (flutes)
Sam Newsome (sop. Saxophone)
Andrew Hadro (bass clarinet)
Riza Printup (harp)
Brian Marsella (piano)
Pablo Aslan (bass)
Paul Wells (drums)

N/A
 

ImaBMI/New York Jazz Orchestra Annual Showcase Concert 2015

The BMI/New York Jazz Orchestra
Woodwinds:
Marc Phaneuf, Ben Kono, Dan Willis, Rob Middleton, Alden Banta.

Trumpets:
Dan Urness, John Eckert, Steve Smyth, David Smith

Trombones:
Tim Sessions, Pete McGuinness, JC Sanford, Jennifer Wharton

Rhythm:
Sebastian Noelle (Gtr.)
Deanna Witkowski (Pf.)
Dave Ambrosio (Bs.)
Jared Schonig (Dms.)

Ima means"mother" in Hebrew, "now" in Japanese. This composition depicts a range of complex emotions and dilemmas experienced by the composer as a new Ima (Jewish mother). One of many Jewish values is to always question. This piece starts with a question and ends with one.

BMI/New York Jazz Orchestra Annual Showcase Concert 2015
 

NaimaNaima (sample track)

John Coltrane/ arr. Meg Okura
Performed by Meg Okura and the Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble

 

Hannah's VocaliseNaima (sample track)

Composed, arranged, and produced by Meg Okura
performed by Meg Okura's Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble

 

CapriceNaima (sample track)

Paganini/arr. by Meg Okura
performed by Meg Okura's Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble

 

San San Nana Byo-shiNaima (sample track)

Composed, arranged, and produced by Meg Okura
Performed by Meg Okura and the Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble

 

Afrasia Naima (sample track)

Composed, arranged, and produced by Meg Okura
Performed by Meg Okura and the Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble

 

"Echo of Voices" from Suite "Lu Chai"Naima (sample track)

Composed, arranged, and produced by Meg Okura
Performed by Meg Okura and the Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble

 

"Sunlight" from Lu Chai Suite Naima (sample track)

Composed, arranged, and produced by Meg Okura
Performed by Meg Okura and the Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble

 

YUKI (snow)Meg Okura's Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble

Composed, Arranged and Produced by Meg Okura
Performed by Meg Okura's Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble

Meg Okura's Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble
 

The Crane Wife Theme The Crane Wife sound track

Composed & Produced by Meg Okura for C. Eule Dance for their production of The Crane Wife.

The Crane Wife sound track
 

G.F.I.TBD

Live Performance from Ome Shimin Kaikan Hall (June 21, 2008)

Meg Okura (violin)
Mamiko Kitaura (piano)
Jun Kubo (flute)
Tommy Campbell (drums)
Malcolm Kirby Jr. (bass)

 

Japanese Girls DanceThe Crane Wife

Meg Okura Productions
Meg Okura (erhu)
Jun Kubo (flute)
Rubin Kodheli (cello)

 

Sketches of New York for a String Orchestra

arr. by Meg Okura
Medley arrangement commissioned by The MUSIX Corporation
(New York New York, West Side Story, Take the A Train, Rhapsody in Blue, Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, etc.)

 

G.F.I.megatronica



all instruments and vocals by Meg Okura

 

RequiemTBD

Composed by Sam Newsome

Meg Okura (erhu)
Mamiko Kitaura (piano)

 

Peace In My HeartPeace In My Heart

Meg Okura (violin)
Yukari (flute)
Dave Eggar (cello)
Megumi Yonezawa (piano)
Satoshi Takeishi (percussion)

Peace In My Heart
 

CreationMeg Okura's Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble (Japanese bonus track)


Meg Okura (violin)
Sarah Okura (viola)
Anna Stoytvhrva (piano)

 

AkatomboNEVER ALONE (album)

Kosaku Yamada

Meg Okura (violin)
Barry Sames (piano)

NEVER ALONE (album)
 

ZigeunerweisenBe Thou My Vision

P. Sarasate

Meg Okura (violin)
Cheryl Lin (piano)

Be Thou My Vision