Miles Okazaki

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Miles Okazaki
Born (1974-12-18) December 18, 1974 (age 49)
Port Townsend, Washington, U.S.
Years active1990s–present

Miles Okazaki (born 1974) is an American jazz guitarist and composer.[1] Okazaki is a lecturer of jazz guitar at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.[2]

Early life[edit]

Okazaki grew up in Port Townsend, Washington.[1] When he was six, he began lessons on classical guitar.[1] From a young age he was exposed to music and art, primarily because his mother was a painter and his father was a photography professor at Washington State University.


As leader[edit]

  • Mirror (self-released, 2006)
  • I Like Too Much with Partipilo, Dan Weiss (Auand, 2008) – live recorded in 2007
  • Generations (Sunnyside, 2009)
  • Figurations (Sunnyside, 2012)
  • Trickster (Pi Recordings, 2017)
  • Work Volumes 1–6 (The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Monk) (self-released, 2018)
  • The Sky Below (Pi Recordings, 2019)
  • Trickster's Dream (self-released, 2020)

As sideman or guest[edit]

With Steve Coleman

  • Functional Arrhythmias (Pi, 2013)
  • Synovial Joints (Pi, 2015)
  • Live at the Village Vanguard Vol. I (Pi, 2018)

With Jane Monheit

  • Taking a Chance on Love (Sony Classical, 2004)
  • The Season (Epic, 2005)
  • Surrender (Concord, 2007)

With others


  1. ^ a b c Jurek, Thom. "Miles Okazaki". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Miles Okazaki | U-M School of Music". Retrieved 2020-10-21.

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