I hope you are all having a wonderful summer! I have just returned from three great trips - I played at fantastic events for lovely people. A thrilling summer so far. I'll let know all the fun details in my year end newsletter.
Two great events are coming up; an Ottawa Japan Cultural Foundation Benefit Concert on August 11 and the Toronto 'Light From The Super Earth' CD release concert on September 19.
The Japan Benefit Concert in Ottawa will be on Sunday, August 11 at 3:00. It will feature Japanese music - traditional, contemporary and healing. Ian Hepburn will join us with his lovely harp playing and Catriona Sturton will add shamisen. My wonderful students will be playing with us for a few, beautiful pieces. The featured artist will be Rebecca Cragg who will be creating Sui-Boku-Ga paintings during the concert (an advanced type of Sumie brush painting).
These beautiful paintings will be won by lucky audience members!
Rebecca Cragg and I set up the Japan Cultural Foundation a year after the tsunami disaster. We had done some fundraising together to support Japan and we felt such a heart connection between the people of Japan and Canada that we decided to continue this fundraising - to keep this heart energy strong.
We will be inviting Japanese artists to join us here in Canada for some concerts to promote healing for Japan. The foundation will help to support these events. Reservations and concert location: 613-739-4649, info@CamelliaTeas.net Suggested Donation: $40
I am thrilled to be releasing the 'Light From The Super Earth' CD at a concert here in Toronto with Grammy winning cellist David Darling. It will be a Healing Music concert with a taste of jazz - live drums and Chris Gartner on bass. We will be playing at a gorgeous new venue, the Jazz Bistro.
Concert details:Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria Street, Toronto September, 19th, Thursday at 8:00pm Dinner and table seating reservations: 416-363-5299 (bistro opens at 6:00 for dinner) (there is also limited seating at the bar)
This is a charming location and also rather small. Tickets on sale now via Paypal. Tickets are $25 and a ticket plus CD is $40 info: firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 416-322-3337