Saturday, May 18, 2019 8:00p -
third life studio
33 union square
somerville, ma 02143
Miles Okazaki quietly released the sprawling 'WORK' last year: every single Monk composition arranged for solo guitar. It made countless best-of-2018 lists, and I'm thrilled to be presenting Miles at Third Life Studio on May 18.
Miles is a NYC based guitarist originally from Port Townsend, Washington. His sideman experience over the last two decades covers a broad spectrum of approaches (Kenny Barron, John Zorn, Stanley Turrentine, Dan Weiss, Matt Mitchell, Jonathan Finlayson, Jane Monheit, Amir ElSaffar, Darcy James Argue, and many others). He was seen prominently with Steve Coleman and Five Elements from 2009-2017. As a leader, Okazaki has released four albums of original compositions over the last 12 years and is an artist on the Pi Recordings label. He has taught guitar and rhythmic theory at the University of Michigan for five years, and holds degrees from Harvard University, Manhattan School of Music, and the Juilliard School.