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Okonski / Mae Powell
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Okonski / Mae Powell

Playing meditative, cinematic, and introspective music for late night affairs, Okonski is a piano trio originally based in Brooklyn, NY. Formed while working together in Durand Jones and the Indications, Okonski features Steve Okonski on piano, Aaron Frazer on drums, and Michael Isvara Montgomery on bass. Their debut album “Magnolia” was released February 2023 to critical acclaim on Colemine Records.

"Via Asheville, NC, the pensive piano jazz stylings of Steve Okonski. File under nocturne. Released earlier this year, Magnolia’s atmospheric impetus initially stemmed from a late night session in the winter of 2020 followed up by a second week of sessions the following summer. All improvised and recorded live to a Tascam 388, the trio’s (pianist Okonski, double bassist Michael Isvara Montgomery and drummer Aaron Frazer) interplay feels both intuitive and effortless." - AQUARIUM DRUNKARD

"Okonski's compositions replace the hard-driving rhythmic gestures associated

with soul and funk with meditation, allowing the reflective tones of the piano to

take over our senses." - Joshua Myers, DOWNBEAT

Mae Powell is a musician based in San Francisco. Her debut album, "Both Ways Brighter" came out in 2021 and is an homage to friendship, love, and past selves. She is a part of the vibrant and vast scene of musicians in the bay area, from jazz to psychedelic to folk music, and loves being a part of a musical community that is supportive and interconnected. She just recorded her sophomore album with David Parry (Loving, Alice Phoebe Lou) which she will be sharing soon. She is on a mission to spread love and magick across all dimensions. Singer, songwriter, rainbow entity!