Miles Okazaki

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Miles Okazaki
Born (1974-12-18) December 18, 1974 (age 45)
Port Townsend, Washington, U.S.
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsGuitar
Years active1990s–present
Associated actsJane Monheit, Steve Coleman
Websitemilesokazaki.com

Miles Okazaki (born 1974) is an American jazz guitarist and composer.[1] Okazaki is assistant professor 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.

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • Mirror (2006)
  • I Like Too Much with Partipilo, Dan Weiss (Auand, 2008)
  • Generations (Sunnyside, 2009)
  • Figurations (Sunnyside, 2012)
  • Trickster (Pi, 2017)
  • Work Volumes 1–6 (The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Monk) (self-released, 2018)

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Jurek, Thom. "Miles Okazaki". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Miles Okazaki, Bio". Archived from the original on 2007-05-17. Retrieved 2007-02-20.

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