Okorie has been playing the cello for 30+ years and has performed in many orchestras, quartets, and string-ensembles. While attending Morehouse College, he played classically in Spelman College’s string ensemble. During that time, he discovered the joy of playing contemporary music and began developing a facility for bringing melodic cello accompaniment to acoustic guitar based soul, folk, and jazz. He has performed or recorded with powerful Atlanta acts like Donnie, Doria Roberts, Marathon, Tony Rich, Jennifer Daniels, Grammy award winning India.Arie, and many more. He continues to perform and record a variety of music from country to electronica - and loves it!
As an instructor, Okorie offers the basic beginning and intermediate cello repertoire in addition to helping adults and children learn to play by ear. While he believes that classical cannon can teach unparalleled technical mastery of the instrument, he is a firm believer in the value of being a thinking musician that can play with any group – with or without sheet music – simply by relying on the skills of one’s ear and the desire to communicate musically with other instrumentalists.