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Meg Okura and Naomi - Composer and Violinist

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Parents, enjoy this content from Next Stage Arts, based in Putney, Vermont. From local to global and back again, we're providing content during these times of social distancing. We hope you enjoy, subscribe to our channel, and share it with your communities.

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About our guest artist: Meg Okura

Deemed the queen of chamber jazz by All About Jazz, the violinist-composer Meg Okura blends East and West in modern jazz. Her Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble, a one-of-a-kind jazz group based in New York has released four albums- Meg Okura’s Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble (2006), Naima (2010), and Music of Ryuichi Sakamoto (2013), and the Ima Ima (2018). From Lincoln Center to Levitt Pavillion in Los Angeles, Winter Jazz Fest to KL Jazz Festival in Malaysia, Knitting Factory to sold-out concerts in Japan, the PACJE has captivated audiences at home and abroad for over ten years.

Okura has received the Grammy nomination as the violinist on the album Second Half by the Emilio Solla y la Inestable de Brooklyn in the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Okura has also appeared on several dozens of recordings with a wide range of artists including David Bowie, Lee Konitz, Diane Reeves, Sam Newsome, Jesse Harris, to Ziggy Marley. She has toured internationally with the late Michael Brecker, Steve Swallow, & Tom Harrell.

Production Date: 
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 18:00

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