A Recital of Shakuhachi Japanese Music

japanese music
Sunday, December 27, 2015
3:00 PM
East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
339 11th street, Richmond, CA 94801 [at Macdonald Avenue]

Join us for a night of traditional and contemporary Japanese Shakuhachi (Japanese flute) music led by world-renowned teacher Masayuki Koga accompanied by students from the Japanese Music Institute of America. MASAYUKI KOGA 古賀将之.尺八 Masayuki Koga is a shakuhachi (Japanese flute) player and teacher. He is also the founder and director of the Japanese Music Institute*. Considered by many to be one of the finest shakuhachi players in the world, Mr. Koga began his studies of Kinko shakuhachi with his father, Kiichi Koga, and in the Tozan school with Kazan Saki in Tokyo. Koga Sensei today lives in Berkeley, California where he continues to record, teach and research. Mr. Koga has recorded a long list of traditional and original compositions. One of his recording sessions was Grammy-nominated in 2007. *JMI (Japanese Music Institute of America) is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to fostering the growth of traditional Japanese music and emerging of modern world music. Currently, JMI offers the instruction of traditional shakuhachi (bamboo flute), koto(Japanese harp), and taiko (Japanese drum) music and workshops located in Berkeley, Richmond and San Francisco. Donations will be accepted at the door. All proceeds will go towards scholarships for Center Music Students. No one will be turned away. The concert is also free to all students of East Bay Center.