Hideaki Aomori is a multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and educator based in New York City. 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 has been a member of the acclaimed chamber sextet yMusic and has played 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. After studying saxophone with Antonio Hart for his masters degree at Queens College, he released his solo jazz record, "Glue", featuring original compositions and arrangements. Hideaki has continued to explore improvisation in both traditional jazz settings and also with singer song writers.
Drawing from both traditional classical music and improvised music, 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. As a studio musician he has arranged and recorded for bands, award winning documentaries, commercials, and major Hollywood film scores such as Trohpy, 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.
As an educator, he has taught lessons and given lectures across the country and has served on the faculty of the Special Music School at the Kaufman Center, at Hunter College, and at the Juilliard Summer Program in Geneva, Switzerland.
Featured recordings and live performances:
Brahms with Pierce-Aomori Duo
Draeseke, Mendelssohn, Burgmuller, & Beethoven with Pierce-Aomori Duo
NY Jazz Expressway
First – yMusic
Ghost the Musical
Matilda the Musical
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
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