“The Music of Ryuichi Sakamoto”
by Meg Okura and
The Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble


Thursday, June 27th 7:30 pm
Target Free Thursdays
David Rubenstein Atrium
at Lincoln Center
Frieda and Roy Furman Stage
61 W 62 St (Broadway)
New York, NY 10023
212) 875-5350

Meg Okura (arrangements, violin, erhu)
Anne Drummond (flute, alto flute)
Helen Sung (piano)
Martin Wind (bass)
Willard Dyson (drums)
CHiKA (Visual)

The queen of chamber jazz Meg Okura will re-imagine classics of synth-pop pioneer and legendary composer, Ryuichi Sakamoto, ranging from his Yellow Magic Orchestra to his Oscar-winning film score, The Last Emperor. The ensemble will appear at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 7:30 pm as a part of
Target Free Thursday series.

A Thousand Knives
The Last Emperor – Theme
and more

Ryuichi Sakamoto

“Synth-pop pioneer, Oscar-winning soundtrack king, bossa nova obsessive, opera composer and pioneer of a futuristic take on world music…” – The Guardian

Meg Okura & The Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble

“chamber jazz has found its queen in Meg Okura.” – All About Jazz

“Captivating, exciting… marvelously diverse mixing the past, present and future.” – Birmingham Times

“…a stunning improvisation on top of an impressionistic backdrop.” – Jazz Times

“Okura has assembled a unique and very accomplished ensemble that infuses each piece with a sense of depth, texture, melodic richness and power….Okura’s violin captivates and inspires… Bravo!”
– Jazz Inside New York

“…breathtaking… shivers of emotion down the spine…accomplished violinist, with flawless technique… …complete artist and a major one.” – All About Jazz

“… mixes a classically trained mastery of strings, piano and drums with quick-witted compositional twist performed with high energy.” – The Down Beat Magazine

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