Tokyo to New York City

Tokyo to New York City

October 27, 2010Dear Friends,I am writing from the plane on the 11-hour flight back to New York City from Tokyo.The second half of our tour was booked by Adachi-san. He fell in love with jazz when he was 18. Much to his parent’s dismay, he asked a famous Japanese...

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Returning to Tokyo

Returning to Tokyo

October 19, 2010Tomodachi - (friends)Today I am returning to Tokyo after completing the first half of the 17-day tour that my friend Kazumi Ikenaga plans for us every year. Somehow the flight into Tokyo, 24 hours door to door, does not seem like such a big deal. Maybe...

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Playing in Peru and Ecuador

Playing in Peru and Ecuador

I have just returned from a concert tour of Lima, Peru and Quito, Ecuador, where our music was enthusiastically received. We were part of the third International Festival of Cajón Peruano sponsored by the Centro Cultural De España in Lima. We also had engagements in...

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Back from Japan

Flying back into the chaotic LA airport from Japan – I wondered what the reaction of a Japanese tourist might be. Not a speck of signage in their language and no apparent logic to any of the snaking lines filled with every shape and size and person imaginable many of...

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News You Can Use – Autumn 2009

The marsh grasses in Ipswich turned yellow and red this week - as the green life drained out of them - Renee just found out this week, on a nature walk she took at Crane's Beach, that these grasses which grow submerged part of the day in salt water, need the heat of...

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