‘Live In The Present': Charlie Haden Remembered

This is a beautiful radio show honoring bassist Charlie Haydn, who died on July 11th. In short highlights from interviews with Hadyn on Fresh Air, Terry Gross captures Haydn’s honesty, humbleness, and caring for the world as well as providing some gorgeous samples of his music from his decades of creative work. It is truly inspiring. Link to listen

Charlie Haden plays upright bass with Keith Jarrett's band in New York City, 1975. Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images

Charlie Haden plays upright bass with Keith Jarrett’s band in New York City, 1975.
Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images

Raven Barbiran and Nayah Damasen sing!

Check out this gorgeous rendition of “When You Believe” that I recorded with my amazing students, Nayah (9) and Raven (13). Their voices are so rich and agile!

A big thank you Raven and Nayah and their awesome parents for creating this video so we can share their voices far and wide.

Virtuoso musicians perform climate messages

Sandhya Sanjana & Satchit Puranik (Mumbai and Amsterdam)

Sandhya Sanjana & Satchit Puranik (Mumbai and Amsterdam)

Watch virtuoso musicians perform 2-min climate messages in several languages. Brilliant. The Climate Message Video Festival at this link:  http://theclimatemessage.com/

Paco De Lucia We are grateful for your music!

I am grateful for the opportunity to have seen Paco De Lucia perform. May his beautiful music live on.

Gorgeous music made with bicycle parts – you have to hear this!

The Power of Art

“The power of art is to revive spirit, simulate consciousness, restore a brutalized humanity.”

― Muriel Rukeyser

Raven Barbiran sings!

What a rich, gorgeous voice my student, Raven Barbiran, has – enjoy!! (Video taken by her proud uncle)

Walter Ogi Johnson, Flutist Extraordinaire, recording “The Time Has Come” at Doug Pohorski’s studio last week!

Just got it. Super excited. Kitty asks, “What is it?”

Nayah did it again!

My student, Nayah Damasen, sang a gorgeous version of the national anthem at the Santa Cruz Warriors’ game! Isn’t she amazing? The Santa Cruz patch said this:
“Watch the video and you’ll see something rare. Players ran out to shake hands with the 8-year-old who sang the National Anthem at the Santa Cruz Warriors playoff game Saturday.The crowd was cheering as she sang, not just because she was so young, but because she added nuances and passion that elude most people who try the difficult song.”