BREATH & FLUTES at ST LUKE’S

 

The Kinetic Energy Jazz Festival continues to expand it’s horizons, and this year’s festival should be a ripper. Kim Sanders has just returned from performing at the Sawahlunto International Music Festival in Sumatra. He will be joined in a concert of flute music by touring fue maestro Kaoru Watanabe and shakuhachi-master Riley Lee.

Kaoru Watanabe

New York-based Kaoru Watanabe, a former member of the Japanese taiko ensemble Kodo, is a practitioner of various Japanese transverse bamboo flutes, especially fue and also Western flute. He is also an active performer of traditional Taiko music. He has collaborated with musicians from many backgrounds. His music has been described as “an ever shifting blend of the folk and classical traditions of Japan with contemporary improvisational and experimental music.”

Riley Lee

Riley Lee is the recipient of two of the oldest and most venerated lineages of traditional shakuhachi, which can be traced back to the Zen Buddhist komusô, or “priests of nothingness” of the Edo period in Japan. In 1980, he became the first non-Japanese to attain the rank of dai shihan or Grand Master. Now resident in Australia, he has performed here and overseas with musicians of many backgrounds. He is also well-known as a soloist and as a performer in Taiko group Taikoz.

Kim Sanders

“World Music” pioneer Kim Sanders first went to Turkey in search of music in 1984. In 1993 he took up the ney (Turkish Classical/Sufi flute), studying with Neyzen Ahmet Kaya and other ney masters. He is the first Australian to have a Turkish Classical composition published in Turkey. He was honoured to be included in the Family Tree of Neyzens in Ahmet Kaya’s book “Ney Metodu”. Kim has also studied kaval (long wooden flute) in the Balkans and Turkey. He has performed in West Africa, Indonesia, the Balkans and Turkey with Stella Chiweshe, Zulfu Livaneli, Okay Temiz and Sawung Jabo.

All three musicians are well-versed in improvised music. Each musician will play solo and all three will play together in an improvised format. Should be interesting!

The concert is part of the Kinetic Jazz Festival, which runs from 22nd – 27th January.

This will be Kaoru’s only Sydney performance – not to be missed!

Sunday 27 January 2013
Music starts 6pm sharp!
St Luke’s Church
11 Stanmore Rd Enmore (opp 7/11. Limited on-site parking)

 

This performance will be followed by Urban Gypsies 7.20pm and Kinetic Jazz Orchestra 8.20pm.

Tickets for the whole evening: $35/25

Bookings and enquiries: info@kineticjazz.com or kineticenergy@iprimus.com.au Phone 0415 391 533 or 8313 9014

For more biographical info, Hi-res photos, to arrange interviews etc, contact Kim at kimzgaida@hotmail.com

On the net:
www.kimsandersworldmusic.com
http://www.rileylee.net/index.html
http://www.watanabekaoru.com
http://wwwkineticjazz.com

Kim Sanders with Kauro Watanabe and Riley Lee at Kinetic Energy Jazz Festival Jan 27

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The Kinetic Energy Jazz Festival continues to expand it’s horizons, and this year’s festival should be a ripper. Kim has just returned from performing at the Sawahlunto International Music Festival in Sumatra. He will be joined by touring fue maestro Kauro Watanabe and Shakuhachi-master Riley Lee. Kaoru and Riley are both active taiko performers.

More info coming soon.

Kim’s Teachers

Gaida lesson with Lazo Nikolovski in Skopje, Macedonia, 1985

Bas Jobarteh

Bas Jobarteh

Kostadin Varimezov

Kostadin Varimezov

Pece Atanasovski

Pece Atanasovski

Selim Sesler

Selim Sesler

Haydar Tanriverdi

Neyzen Ahmet Kaya

“Despite what some people think, a good teacher can teach you an awful lot. It saves a lot of time if you can start from square 17 instead of square one. Especially since you only live once.

I owe a huge debt to my teachers especially:

Sabahattin Akdagcik, Baran Asik, Pece Atanasovski, Traiche Baldzhiev, Bob Bertles, Salih Bilgin, Sinan Celik, Ilyas Celikoglu, Timucin Cevikoglu, Don Cherry, Destan Destanovski, Georgi Doytchev, Georgi Dzhelyazkov, Kamil Gul,  Ahmet KayaSongul Karahasanoglu,  Kostas Latas, Riley LeeDave Leibman, Ferdi Nadas, Lazo Nikolovski, Linsey Pollak, Ahmet Sahin, Selim Sesler, Haydar Tanriverdi, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Risto Todoroski, Musa Uzunkaya, Kostadin Varimezov, Ali Yilmaz

…and to those who either inspired me or tought me indirectly, including

Allarakah, Albert Ayler, J.S.Bach, Ginger Baker, The Band, Gato Barbieri, Bela Bartok, The Beatles, The Bechuanaland Boys, Capt Beefheart, Tunji Beier, Sotiria Belou, Ed Blackwell, Blind Blake, Carla Bley, Lester Bowie, Goran Bregovic, Lord Buckley, Ray Charles, Avishai Cohen, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Fanta Damba, Miles Davis, Paul Desmond, Eric Dolphy, Don Drummond and the Skatalites, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Franco, Saffet Gundeger, Charlie Haden, Thassos Halkias, Coleman Hawkins, Jimi Hendrix, Toots Hibbert, Holiday Billie, Dave Holland, John Lee Hooker, Bobby Hutcherson, Abdullah Ibrahim, Elvin Jones, Louis Jordan, Mustafa Kandirali, Nadya Karadzhova, Salif Keita, Ali Akbar Khan, Bismillah Khan, Lord Kitchener, Mile Kolarov, Aka Gunduz Kutbay, Fela Kuti, J.B. Lenoir, Cachao and Cachaito Lopez, Mac Rebbenac, Taj Mahal, Makhona Zonke Band, Bob Marley, Bernie McGann, Charles Mingus, Zigaboo Modeliste, Thelonious Monk, Mothers of Invention, Ferrus Mustafov, Randy Newman, Tale Ognenovski, Sadrettin Ozcimi, Charlie Parker, Cole Porter, Sun Ra, Esma Redzhevopa, Django Reinhardt, Sam Rivers, Sonny Rollins, Niyazi Sayin, Pete Seeger, Archie Shepp, Igor Stravinsky, Tchico Tchikaya,  Ahmet Tekbilek, Neyzen Tevfik, Dafo Trendafilov, Vasilis Tsitsanis, Ali Farka Toure, Jethro Tull, Stanley Unwin, Asik Veysel, Ben Webster, Howlin Wolf, Lester Young, Frank Zappa

Don Cherry

…to all the musicians I have played with over the years, who have been my teachers also, and to people who have tought me all kinds of things informally. These include

Haydar Kekec, Musa Uzunkaya

Reza Achman, Hossein Allaf, Engin Arslan, Suren Asaduryan, Omer Avci, Epizo Bangoura, Raoul Bassa, Jose Barroso, Rigel Best, Peter Boyd, Mirslav Bukovski, Andy Busuttil, Stella Chiweshe, Sean Choolburra, Masood Davoody,  Destan Destanovski, Bobby Dimitrievski, George Doukas, Glen Doyle, Melda Duygulu, Steve Elphick, Silvia Entcheva, Arif Erdebil, Hasan Esen, Christine Evans, Sandy Evans, Wayne Freer, Faramehr Farnoosh, Blair Greenberg, Robert Guzmanyi, Toby Hall, Marcus Holden, Don Hopkins, Kahanan Inisisri, Ercan Irmak, Ugur Isik, Tevfik Isiktimur, Sawung Jabo, Bas Jobarteh, Inisisri Kahanan, David Kelly, Peter Kennard, Tony Lewis,  Takis Kanellos, Vahid Khoshkham Kermanshahi, Abdullah Khoshnow, Llew Kiek, Mara Kiek, Jubing Kristianto, Irfan Kurt, Laci Lakk, Hugo Leal, Libidorr Jazz Band, Zulfu Livanelli, Andonis Maratos,  Mania Maratou, Linda Marr, Pape Mbaye, Con Marankozidis, John Napier, Aziz N’Diaye, Tuna Otenel, Vassiliki Papageorgiou, Eylem Pelit,  Rafly,  Ron Reeves, Mark Robson, Theodoris Rellos, Ashok Roy, Greg Sheahan, Bobby Singh, Christopher Soulos, Simeon Shterev, Sono Seni,  Bale Stojcevski, Davood Tabrizi,  Okay Temiz, Traiche Todoroski, Totok Tewel, Birol Topaloglu, Ubiet, Wendy Upjohn, Robbie Varga, Carlos Villanueva,  Damian Wright and Metin Yilmaz”

…and to those who taught me the arcane arts of reed-making, including Haydar Kekec, Adem Ceylan, Linsey Pollak and Risto Todoroski”

– Kim Sanders

Kim has  lectured and conducted workshops and at Bahcesehir Universitesi (Istanbul), the Chinese Central Conservatorium (Beijing) the Institut Seni Indonesia (Bandung, Solo, Jogjakarta),  Rumah Nusantara and other cultural institutions in Indonesia. In Australia he has tought at the Australian Film, Television and Radio Schoool, the NSW Conservatorium of Music, Sydney University, University of Western Sydney, Monash University, University of New England and Northern Rivers University and at many festivals in Indonesia and Australia. He designed and performed multicultural programmes in primary and secondary schools with Musica Viva and Victorian, Queensland and Northern Territory Arts Councils. He was co-author of Resources Kit book accompanying Nakisa’s work in schools with Musica Viva.