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About John Singer

John Singer is a master shakuhachi teacher, performer, recording artist, and former shakuhachi instructor at the University of Hawaii. He has been performing on this Japanese bamboo flute since 1975. He studied for several years in Japan under the tutelage of the late shakuhachi Grand Master and Living National Treasure Yamaguchi Goro and shakuhachi master Matsumura Homei. In 1982, he received a Shihan (Master Teacher certificate). John Singer has performed throughout Japan, Hawaii, mainland United States, and Europe. He has appeared on many occasions on radio and television and has been actively performing and lecturing at colleges, Zen centers, and other venues. The purpose of Singer's concerts is to give his audiences an understanding of the shakuhachi both as an unusually dynamic musical instrument and as a meditative tool having a rich history within the Zen Buddhist tradition. He has record and performed with such musicians as Zakir Hussain, R. Carlos Nakai, Aenea Keyes, Todd Barton, Paul Horn, members of Skywalk, and Mizuno Kohmei. ~ Bruno Deschenes

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