In June this past summer Ian was fortunate enough to travel to Japan to meet with both the Miyazawa and Sankyo flute companies. All Flutes Plus are the distributors for both these fantastic Japanese flute manufactorers. After the 12 hour Virgin Atlantic flight on which I was unable to sleep and 5 action films later I was met very kindly by Kazu Miyazawa at the airport early on a Sunday morning. I was treated incredibly well by Mr Miyazawa senior, Kazu and Ichirok throughout my few days in both Tokyo and Iijima.
Time management is a very important skill to learn for everyone. Very often because of our creative nature as musicians, it is not something that comes naturally to us. At school I never was good at organising myself in this way. For example, I remember going into exams not knowing how much time I should allocate for each exam question, and I would just hope for the best. A similar thing can happen preparing for graded exams – in this case ABRSM. How much time should we devote to preparing the scales and pieces?
Cafecito's debut CD is El Gato - 13 tracks of new arrangements of Cuban classics, jazz standards and three original pieces by Janet Sherbourne.
Charanga band from England playing a lively pre-salsa style of music - the music of the orquesta francesa - cha-cha-chas, boleros, danzones & latin jazz. The repertoire includes new arrangements of Cuban classics, new takes on jazz standards and originals.
We are delighted to announce that Lisa Friend, Anna Stokes (Flutes) & Mark Kinkaid (Piano) have just released a NEW CD ALBUM (Monday the 6th January 2013) entitled 'Luminance' - Solo & Duo Works for Flute and Piano
New and original arrangements by Gaubert, Piazzolla, Doppler, Chaminade, Faure, Saint-Saens, Hue and Ibert