School of Music Visiting Artist
Miles Okazaki is a trailblazing NYC-based guitarist known for defying musical conventions. With a diverse sideman experience spanning jazz standards to experimental music, he's collaborated with luminaries like Kenny Barron and John Zorn. Okazaki has released nine albums of original compositions, including a groundbreaking solo project featuring Thelonious Monk's complete works. Voted the #1 rising star guitarist by Downbeat Magazine, he's also authored a guitar fundamentals book. A distinguished educator, Okazaki has taught at leading institutions and holds degrees from Harvard, Manhattan School of Music, and Juilliard.