CANCELED—Miles Okazaki: Trickster
May 15 @ 7:30 pm9:00 pm$10 – $25
Miles Okazaki by John Rogers
Born and raised in Port Townsend, WA, now hailing from New York City, Miles Okazaki is a contemporary guitarist.
His Trickster project is inspired by Lewis Hyde’s book, Trickster Makes this World. Praised as “an expression of deep, systemic intrigue” (New York Times), the group draws on themes of collectivity and creativity, exploring the mischievous ancient archetype known for disrupting and breaking taboos to open new possibilities.
Like the Trickster, Okazaki disguises intricate compositions in a deceptively earthy, rhythmic flow. Pitchfork calls Okazaki’s work “obviously complex, the work of virtuosi. But the resulting beauty is easy to appreciate.” The Sky Below (2019) is the follow up to 2017’s Trickster and is praised as a “lyrical spin on advanced ideas” (Rolling Stone).
Joining Miles Okazaki are Matt Mitchell (piano), Sean Rickman (drums), and Anthony Tidd (bass).