Miles Okazaki
Miles Okazaki
Monk for Solo Guitar

Miles Okazaki

OCT 5-10 | THELONIOUS MONK FESTIVAL

Oct 08, 2022
Joe Henderson Lab
SatOct 8
7:00 PM

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SatOct 8
8:30 PM

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The Thelonious Monk International Guitar Competition finalist performs from his expansive 2018 release WORK Vol.1–6, his solo guitar document of Monk’s complete 70-composition songbook.

A veteran of work with Steve Coleman, Kenny Barron, Jane Monheit, John Zorn, and Stanley Turrentine, and Darcy James Argue, the Washington state native began classical guitar studies at age six, and was playing gigs as a professional jazz guitarist at age 14.

Since the release of his forward-looking 2006 debut Mirror, Okazaki has clearly been a visionary artist on an insatiable quest for exploration. He was voted #1 Rising Star Guitarist in the 2019 DownBeat Critics’ Poll and has recorded ten acclaimed albums as a leader or co-leader including his three-part Trickster series and 2021’s Music For Drums and Guitar, a duo collaboration with master drummer Dan Weiss, a classmate of Okazaki in the late 1990s at the Manhattan School of Music.
Called “a singular achievement,” and a “monumental statement of devotion.” by The New York Times, WORK made the Times’ list as one of the best albums of 2018 and has gained universal recognition as one of the most important collections of Thelonious Monk’s songbook ever made.

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Since the release of his forward-looking 2006 debut MirrorOkazaki has clearly been a visionary artist on an insatiable quest for exploration. 

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This concert is made possible by The Rex Cardinale Thelonious Monk Fund.

a monumental statement of devotion . . . honoring the composer’s crooked style and getting his guitar to sound just as resonant and embodied as Monk’s piano did.

The New York Times

a monumental statement of devotion . . . honoring the composer’s crooked style and getting his guitar to sound just as resonant and embodied as Monk’s piano did.

The New York Times

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