Hideaki Aomori is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator based in New York City (soon to be Los Angeles by July, 2019). He plays clarinet, saxophone, and flute, working with artists across multiple genres.
As a classical clarinetist, Hideaki studied with Ayako Oshima for his undergraduate degree at the Juilliard School and with Dan Gilbert for his Doctoral degree at Stony Brook University. Since then, he has recorded two critically acclaimed albums with renowned pianist Joshua Pierce and is a founding member of yMusic. He has also performed and/or recorded with The Knights, Alarm Will Sound, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, 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 many other groups and bands.
Drawing from both traditional classical music improvised jazz music, and everything in between, Hideaki has had the opportunity to perform in diverse genres with artists including Paul Simon, John Legend, Ben Folds, Bill T. Jones, and Sufjan Stevens, Bruce Hornsby, and Regina Spektor. As a studio musician he has arranged and recorded for bands, award winning documentaries, commercials, and major Hollywood film scores such as If Beale Street Could Talk, Hail Satan?, Trophy, The Day I Saw Your Heart, The Super Bowl, and The Free State of Jones.
He has showcased his talents playing multiple instruments in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, the Tony Awards, as well as several Broadway shows. He has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning America, and Saturday Night Live.