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

October 15, 2021

Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival 

Emilio Solla y La Inestable de Brooklyn

October 17, 2021

Soapbox Gallery

Pablo Lanoguere Quintet

November 6, 2021

Le Cheile

WaHi Jazz Festival

Meg Okura & The Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble

Anne Drummond (flute)

Sam Newsome (soprano saxophone)

Sam Sadigursky (bass clarinet)

Brian Marsella (piano)

Evan Gregor (bass)

Satoshi Takeishi (drums)

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.

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PAST EVENTS

August 14, 2021

Shapeshifter Lab

Ben Kono Group

April 29, 2021

Women In Jazz Organization

Guest speaker: Meg Okura

March 31, 2021

10:00 pm EST ZOOM

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MUSIC ARRANGERS AND COMPOSERS presents WOMEN IN JAZZ

featuring Jihye Lee, Meg Okura, and Courtney Wright, hosted by Andy Farber and Scott Healyabsolute

March 16, 2021, canceled

Absolute Blue Tokyo

Meg Okura Quartet

February 21, 2021,

Zoom

Robert Buonaspina’s RB Grupo

December 26, 2020, canceled

JAZZ FORUM

Meg Okura & The Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble

December 16, 2020

Career Strategies Session (zoom)

Special Guest: Meg Okura Interview

September 12, 2020 canceled

Dartmouth College Church 

Christopher Barkriges' Matisse Project with MEG OKURA

March 10, 2020

Iguana

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks

March 8, 2020

Wi-Hi Jazz Festival

Meg Okura  + Tim Harrison Trio

January 23, 2020

7:00 pm

Friends Seminary

Meetinghouse Jazz Orchestra

January 16, 2020

6:00 - 8:00 pm

MEG OKURA ensemble KATAN

SILVANA (New York, NY)

Meg Okura (violin & vocals)

Yaniv Taubenhouse (keys)

Daniel Ori (electric and upright basses)

Brian Shanker Adler (drums & percussion)

Spencer Carter (vocals)

 

 

December 16, 2019

Meg Okura/Tracy Yang/Jen Allen Jazz Orchestra

Shapeshifter Lab (Brooklyn NY)

October 17, 2019

Mott Community College (Flint Michigan)

4:00 - 5:30 pm

Masterclass on Improvisation by Meg Okura (violin) and Brian Marsella (piano)

November 13, 2019

ATLAS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER  (Washington D.C.)

"Lion of Judah" Event featuring

Meg Okura Quartet

Yaniv Taubenhouse (piano)

Ehud Guy (bass)

Brian Adler (drums/percussion)

November 6, 2019

Absolute Blue

Meg Okura Quartet

 

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