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jazz violin & piano duo

"Okura's classical virtuosity combines jazz, Jewish and Japanese cultures into a distinctive transcendental musical identity."

- Elliott Simon, New York City Jazz Record


As ambassadors of jazz, the Meg Okura | Kevin Hays Jazz Violin & Piano Duo invites you to join them on a transformative musical journey to witness the power of jazz to connect, inspire, and uplift the human spirit.


Meg, hailed as the "queen of chamber jazz" by All About Jazz, seamlessly blends the elegance of classical chamber music with the rhythmic vitality, soulful expression, and complexity of jazz through her original compositions. Meg's founding of the groundbreaking Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble has broken new ground in bridging cultural boundaries and promoting diversity in music. 


With an illustrious career spanning works with jazz luminaries such as Brad Mehldau, Chris Potter, Joshua Redman, Nicholas Payton, Al Foster, Sonny Rollins, John Scofield, Joe Henderson, Roy Haynes, as well as singer-songwriter James Taylor, Kevin Hays brings modern jazz language and soulfulness deeply rooted in jazz traditions and vast imaginations to the musical landscapes created by Meg, creating harmonious dialogues and spontaneous moments of magic.

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