The Train on the Tracks

When you’re a percussionist, everything looks like it belongs in your drum kit. Free-improviser Mark Sanders uses all manner of objects and musical accessories to create different sounds. The UK-based drummer has a long list of jazz colleagues to play mix and match. No matter who he plays with (the personnel combinations in his career... Continue Reading →

Weather Forecast: Strong North Wind Approaching

With an octopus-like grasp into the performing arts world, Bianca Rossini has done so much already: acting in films and TV dramas, and hosting her own TV talk show; writing, composing and performing music heavily influenced by her Brazilian roots; publishing a romance novel and poetry books; dancing; and even puppetry. The creative flow is... Continue Reading →

Glints of Light

Steve Barker of the UK has been obsessed with line, shape and color ever since he can remember. The first detailed drawing he recalls doing was at age 6 or 7. It was of a crab on pebbles. Pen or colored pencil in hand – always – he has been creating extraordinarily photographic renderings of... Continue Reading →

It’s Real Right Now

Smitten by the British Invasion as a youth in Windsor, Ontario, Alexander Zonjic picked up a guitar and formed a rock band with his school friends. But his destiny was in another instrument entirely. When the flute came into his life, he was astoundingly lucky to receive private lessons from the second flutist and then... Continue Reading →

Breathing Life into a Piece of Brass

Dr. Otto Gomez has a personal connection to the trumpet. As a pastor, he appreciates how the instrument is mentioned in the Bible, and he never loses his spiritual regard of music. Born in the Bronx and raised in Brooklyn, the city was very good to him; he started performing with his buddies when he... Continue Reading →

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