December, 2014

Happy New Year and welcome to the December issue of Ran’s newsletter.

Ran with Tara Kannegara (trumpet, voice), Aaron Quinn (guitar), and Nathan Kawaller (bass) at the December 6 master class at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington D.C. Photo by Brad Linde.

New Year’s Treat From Ran
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Click on the photo above to go to a page where you can hear Ran’s December 4 solo performance at An Die Musik in Baltimore in its entirety. You’ll also find a downloadable program. Two wonderful sets — enjoy!

Upcoming Appearances: 3 Shows in Italy and Spain
Ran will be performing three shows in Italy and Spain in March.  At all three, Ran will play solo and in duos and a trio with Aaron Hartley (trombone) and Eden MacAdam-Somer (violin/voice). We’ll have more details in upcoming issues.

March 1, Milan, Italy
— At Teatro Manzoni.
March 6, Santander, Spain — At the University of Cantabria’s School of Marine Engineering in Santander, 8 p.m.

March 13, Huesca, Spain — Venue will be announced soon.

Ran Recommends…Ran encourages music fans in New England to attend these upcoming events. (Ran will not be performing.) For additional recommendations, please visit Ran’s calendar.
January 24 —  “Pet Noir” benefit for MSPCA Angell at the Lily Pad in Cambridge at 4 p.m.
February 17 — Students, faculty and guests perform a reinterpretation of Hildegard von Bingen’s 12th-century drama Ordo Virtutum at NEC’s Jordan Hall at 8 p.m. Details here.
To learn more about studying at NEC’s Contemporary Improvisation department, please visit its website or contact Department Chairperson Hankus Netsky. Ran’s book, The Primacy of the Ear, is available from for reading. We’ll see you in January.
Vol. 10, No. 12