Past Event

Miles Okazaki Group featuring Paul Cornish


Free for Jazz Museum and Jazz Gallery Members with membership card

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem is proud to host The Jazz Gallery Mentorship Series, Vol. 3, Ed. 1.  Through their touring performances at The Jazz Gallery, The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, SEEDS:: Brooklyn Arts, and The Falcon in upstate New York, the mentees have opportunities to deepen their creative practice and performance skills.

This Mentorship Series will present mentor Miles Okazaki (guitar) and his mentee Paul Cornish (piano) in their culminating performance together.

Visit for more information on the Mentorship Series and all the great programming offered at the Jazz Gallery.


Miles Okazaki is an American guitarist and composer based in New York City. He grew up in Port Townsend, Washington, a small town in the Pacific Northwest. He has released three albums of original compositions and published a book called “Fundamentals of Guitar.” His fourth album of original compositions, called Trickster, will be released later this year. As a sideman, Okazaki has worked with Steve Coleman, Kenny Barron, Jonathan Finlayson, Amir El Saffar, Dan Weiss, Stanley Turrentine, Darcy James Argue, Jane Monheit, Mary Halvorson, Jen Shyu, Rajna Swaminatham, Matt Mitchell, and many others. He has received grants from Chamber Music America, the Jerome Foundation, and the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. He holds degrees from Harvard University, the Manhattan School of Music, and the Juilliard School, and is currently in his third year on faculty at the University of Michigan.



Paul Cornish is a pianist and composer from Houston, Texas, U.S.A., who currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Starting piano at the age of 5, he went on to study classical and jazz piano at the world-renowned High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas. Paul’s talents have been heard in Carnegie Hall, Norway, and the French Quarter Jazz Festival in New Orleans to name a few. Paul is currently studying music at the University of Southern California. Paul hopes to challenge the mind of the people that hear his music and improve the human condition one ear at a time.