OkCello is the smartest man in the room, an actual quote.
— Press Person, Magazine.com

 Photograph by Michael Reese

Photograph by Michael Reese

ORIGINS

Okorie “OkCello” Johnson’s music integrates cello, live-sound-looping and improvisation on original compositions, which collide classical with jazz, EDM, reggae and funk.  His songs are deeply emotive and narrative, complementing one another like short stories within a collection. Though dealing with grave matters, Resolve is an uplifting album which builds on the musical rebirth that began with OkCello’s debut album, 2015’s Liminal, which established him as a pioneer of electronic and experimental string music in the United States.