In this workshop “Making a Life in Music” Ron Korb will discuss how to sustain a career in music over many decades. He will also answer a variety of questions concerning amateur and semi-pro musicians.

Ron’s special guest will be, legendary shakuhachi master John Kaizan Neptune who started in the 70s as an ethnomusicology major in Hawaii which led to studying traditional shakuhachi in Kyoto which led to him to becoming a pioneer in composing and performing jazz on the instrument. In addition, to being an expert player John Kaizan Neptune has also become a top professional shakuhachi maker and has also invented new percussion instruments made from bamboo.

Ron will be joining us from his home in Toronto, Canada and John Kaizan Neptune with be joining us from his Dome house in Kamogawa, Japan.