Violinist/Composer Meg Okura to Perform at Art Is Live

Art Is Live with Meg Okura

Sunday, June 21 at 5:00 p.m.

Live Streaming on Art Is Live’s website

Donations Encouraged

New York-based Japanese violinist and composer Meg Okura will perform on Art Is Live this Sunday.

About Art Is Live

Developed by pianist and composer Marta Sanchez and saxophonist, composer, and educator Caroline Davis, Art is Live is a platform to show the work of a collective during the quarantine. The first performance premiered on April 17 and will continue until venues return to regular programming. Art is Live features the work of different artists six times a week. The performances are varied and showcase what the artists are working on, including concerts, improvisations, multimedia projects, and beyond.

About Meg Okura

Dubbed the “Queen of Chamber Jazz” by All About Jazz, Okura fuses the elements of East and West in her modern jazz compositions. For a decade, her Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble has performed to packed houses in New York and worldwide. The Grammy-nominated violinist is a native of Tokyo and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in violin performance from The Juilliard School. In addition to composing for and performing with Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble, J-Orchestra, and NPO Trio, Okura has also appeared on dozens of recordings with international artists and many movie soundtracks.

To learn more about Meg Okura, please visit her website.

Quarantine Concerts

All the artists involved with Art Is Live have lost the work they had scheduled for the upcoming months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only lost money as a result, but they have also lost the opportunity to express themselves and communicate with audiences.

If you are in a position where you can contribute, please consider donating to help these artists during this difficult time. Each month, the money is divided evenly among the participating artists who are sharing their creations with you.

To make a donation, please visit Art Is Live’s website and click the link to PayPal. Please note “Art Is Live” when making your donation.