"The Japanese Shakuhachi derives from an ancient instrument that had seven or eight finger holes. One innovation in Japan was to remove two of the holes leaving only five. It is easy to bore a hole in a flute, but to remove one is genius. This is another example of how the Japanese reduce an art to its essence. The shakuhachi is stoic, but also very expressive. My intention is to honor the tradition of this ancient and beautiful instrument while urging it into the present - to play it as an instrument of the world that is relevant no matter the time or place.”
-- Bruce Huebner
Before they hear him perform, Japanese people often ask why Bruce Huebner chose the shakuhachi, sometimes called the bamboo flute. “People here respond to me with great curiosity,” he remarks, “but if they have a chance to attend a concert, they recognize that they have missed something of great value that was always available to them, and they express gratitude to me for bringing the shakuhachi to their attention.” Terri Nii, Via Magazine 2014
Read about Bruce's journey from West to East and around the World here
Watch Bruce play with his Tokyo based band, CANDELA, while they perform at Roppongi's Sweet Basil here
Learn about Bruce's Passion Project Going Home here
Watch Bruce and Curtis Patterson at TEDxTokyo in English here
Watch Bruce and Jonathan Katz join monks of the Soto Zen Sect in Matsushima, Miyagi Prefecture in a memorial concert here
Learn about ways to Book Bruce in the Concerts and Lectures section below.
|1st Jan, 2017||Tokyo Kagurazaka|
|18th Jan, 2017||Bruce test 1|
|26th Feb, 2017||Tradewinds Pacifica in Salt Lake City, UT|
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