A few weeks ago, I gave a solo performance at Rakuya Label in Tokyo. The guiding impetus for the show was the life of Zenmaster Hakuin, who reformed Zen in the 18th Century. It was a fascinating experience learning about him and reflecting his thought musically. A particular highlight was combining recordings of Zen monks changing the Heart Sutra with a piano/voice meditation on the jazz standard My Foolish Heart. Check out some of the pictures, courtesy of Masaki Hitosugi, who was instrumental in organizing!

 Playing in front of a visual representation of a Zen anecdote

Playing in front of a visual representation of a Zen anecdote

 Many of Masaki's friend and family came to join! 

Many of Masaki's friend and family came to join! 

 With Mashi, the club owner

With Mashi, the club owner

Stay tuned for more gigs! They may not happen in Russia, since I am not sure my visa allows it, but they definitely will in Germany. 

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