Well it's finally begun to
cool down and now that it's officially fall I can dust off
all of my " autumn" tunes.
I hope Y'all had a nice summer.It was pretty rainy here in
Nippon But we made the best of it camping in the mud and getting
to the river on a couple of sunny days.
Now we're looking forward to the fall colors, Dried Persimmons
and picking apples in Nagano.
In Japan they call it "geijitsu no aki" which
translates into "autumn of the arts" which
also translates into the busiest time of year. Throughout
Japan -in towns and schools -art festivals and events are
With singer-songwriter Akemi
Mano I'll be performing at various junior high schools
In Aichi prefecture as well as schools in Mie, Nagano, Yamanashi
and Miyazaki prefectures.
In November Drunken
Fish will perform at Nagoya University of the Arts autumn
Also I'll be making a guest appearance at Masako
Nishikawa's dinner show at the Nagoya International Hotel
as well as Caballero
club's 20th anniversary concert at the Bottom Line.
All in all it makes for a very full schedule and I'll be looking
forward to seeing my friends at the various concerts and events.
There's also some big
news that, I apologize,
I'm a bit late in getting out and that is : starting in April
(2003) I began teaching a Jazz Piano Major at the Nagoya
University of the arts.
It's the first course of it's type at the university level
in the Nagoya tri-prefectural area.
I'm really excited to be a part of such an undertaking and
look forward to introducing these young adults to the world
of Jazz and Jazz Piano.
All of your support on this one is much appreciated.
[On May 6th TRIANGLE
played a concert at Nagoya univ. of Arts as a sort
of introduction and celebration of the new course.
Mr. Kunio Ota took some very nice photos of the event
- Check'um out at PIX!]
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