photo by Ilya Nikhamin

photo by Ilya Nikhamin

Hideaki Aomori is one of the most experienced and versatile woodwind musicians of his generation. Based in LA, he plays clarinet, saxophone, and flute and has toured and recorded for Paul Simon, Bon Iver, Ben Folds, Bruce Hornsby, Bill T. Jones, John Legend, Sufjan Stevens, and many more. Trained in both jazz and classical music, Hideaki has performed at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, Bonnaroo Festival, Eaux Claires Fesitval, Saturday Night Live, the Tony Awards, David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, Madison Square Garden, and many more NBA arenas. 

As a clarinetist, Hideaki studied at the Juilliard School (BM) and Stony Brook University (Doctor of Musical Arts). Since then, he has recorded two critically acclaimed albums with renowned pianist Joshua Pierce and is a member of yMusic, where he primarily plays clarinet and bass clarinet.  He has also performed and/or recorded with The Knights, Alarm Will Sound, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra, and the Philip Glass Ensemble.

As a jazz instrumentalist, Hideaki toured and recorded during his teenage years with the late Sir Roland Hanna. His solo jazz record, "Glue", features original compositions and arrangements. Hideaki has collaborated with Ambrose Akinmusire, Antonio Hart, Michael Philip Mossman, Scary Pockets, and has contributed many arrangements and improvised parts to jingles, singer-songwriters, bands, and award winning films. He was a featured tenor sax soloist on If Beale Street Could Talk.

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