All About Jazz

Dan Bilawsky's

BEST RELEASES OF

2018

11th Annual

International Critics Poll

6th Place

VIOLINIST/VIOLIST

OF THE YEAR

2018

11th Annual

International Critics Poll

6th Place

VIOLINIST/VIOLIST

OF THE YEAR

2018

recipient

Chamber Music America

NEW JAZZ WORKS

2018

"4.5 stars" - All Aout Jazz

"grandiloquent beauty

that transitions easily from grooves to big cascades to buoyant swing"
- THE NEW YORK TIMES

Critics Choice

by Elzy Colb

NPR

"NPO TRIO LIVE @ STONE"

BEST ALBUM

2018

TEXTRUA.com

No.4

JAZZ ALBUM

OF THE YEAR

2018

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EVENTS

September 21, 2022

Jazz Composers Present

Composer Spotlight

MEG OKURA

October 2, 2022

Culture Lab LIC

Erez Aviram Ensemble

October 9, 2022

Birdland Jazz Club

Erica Seguine Shan Baker Orchestra

October 16, 2022

Saint Peter's Church

Jazz Vespers

Meg Okura & Yotam Silberstein Duo

plays jazz standards

October 30, 2022

Saint Peter's Church

Jazz Vespers

Meg Okura Trio

Meg Okura (violin, compositions)

Yotam Ishay (piano)

Ronen Itzik (percussion)

PAST EVENTS

June 22, 2022

St. Frances Cabrini Shrine

Jazz WaHi MELTING POT JAZZ Series

Meg Okura Quartet

Meg Okura (violin)

Yotam Ishay (keys)

Sam Bevan (bass)

Ronen Itzik (percussion)

special guest: Sam Newsome (soprano sax)

 

June 2, 2022

Teatro SEA (NYC, NY)

Pablo Lanouguere Quintet

Meg Okura: Violin, Federico Diaz: Guitar, Emilio Teubal: Piano, Franco Pinna: Drums, & Pablo Lanouguere: Bass & Compositions.

May 26, 2022

The Morrison Center (Boise, ID)

Ourself Behind Ourself, Concealed

Dave Eggar (cello) and Tasha Warren (bass clarinet, clarinet) with Meg Okura (violin), Chad Spears (piano), Chuck Palmer (percussion)

May 22, 2022

AAPI Jazz Festival (Newark, NJ)

Helen Sung presents Quartet+ with guest violinist Meg Okura

May 13, 2022

ISJAC Symposium (Austin, TX)

Speaking on Working with Strings

May 1, 2022

Birdland Jazz Club*

5:00 pm

Meg Okura & the Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble

*This event is made possible with the support of Jazz Road, a national initiative of South Arts, which is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

**The performance and creation of "Jewbberish Folk Tunes" by Meg Okura has been made possible with support from Chamber Music America’s 2018 New Jazz Works program funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

April 3, 2022

Saint Peter's Church

Jazz Vespers*

Kevin Hays & Meg Okura Duo

April 2, 2022

Murry Hall at Michigan State University

Chamber Fusion: Jazz Meets Classical

works by instrumentalist-composers

Paquito D’Rivera

Martha Redbone

Pascal Le Boeuf

Meg Okura

Dave Eggar

March 31.2022

Broad Art Museum

Michigan State University

Panel Discussion

Sights and Sound: All Things Composition Part I

Martha Redbone

Meg Okura

Pascal Le Boeuf

March 27, 2022

Saint Peter's Church

Jazz Vespers*

Sam Newsome (soprano saxophone)

Meg Okura (violin)

Yaniv Taubenhous (piano)

+ Panel Discussion*

Leslie Fair (Moderator)

"Can Jazz Provide Healing and Promote Hope?"

March 20, 2022

Saint Peter's Church

Jazz Vespers*

Christopher Bakriges & Meg Okura Duo

Music from Matisse Jazz Project

March 13, 2022

Saint Peter's Church

Jazz Vespers*

Meg Okura & Yotam Silberstein Acoustic Duo

March 6, 2022

Saint Peter's Church (New York City)

Jazz Vespers*

Meg Okura & Yotam Silberstein Duo

The manner in which all of these aspects and artists magically meld together goes beyond words. Okura and her music are truly in a class all their own.

 

Dan Bilawsky, ALL ABOUT JAZZ

PAN ASIAN

CHAMBER

JAZZ ENSEMBLE

NPO TRIO LIVE AT THE STONE
Sam Newsome (soprano saxophone)
Jean-Michel Pilc (piano)
Meg Okura (violin)

"a captivating hour-long set of music....the three musicians have an instantly-apparent rapport, with a synthetic vision that provides impressive cohesion and focus, despite the fully-improvised nature of the performance.  ...an album that offers such an inventive, expansive approach to music-making."

 

Troy Dostert, ALL ABOUT JAZZ

"THE BEST JAZZ ON BANDCAMP:

March 2018"

- Bandcamp Daily

Meg Okura awards and grants