Noel Okimoto

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About Noel Okimoto

Professional musician (drums, vibraphone, percussion, composer, educator). Born and raised and currently working in Honolulu, Hawaii. Percussion section leader of the historic Royal Hawaiian Band. Freelance jazz musician played with, Woody Herman Orchestra, Freddie Hubbard, Stan Getz, Bobby Hutcherson, Ernie Watts, Gene Harris, Barney Kessel, Howard Roberts, Bill Watrous, Makoto Ozone, Tiger Okoshi, Gabe Baltazar, Herbie Mann, Nestor Torres, etc. Solo CD titled 'Ohana reviewed by Bill Milkowski here Jin Jazz Times.

Noel Okimoto joined the JazzTimes community on Dec 13, 2011