BRUCE HUEBNER went to Japan in 1989 as a Monbushô Ministry of Education scholar, where he entered the Japanese Music Department of the Tokyo University of the Fine Arts and Music. There he studied under the Living National Treasure, Yamaguchi Gorô for nearly five years becoming the first non-Japanese to graduate from the prestigious "Geidai". After moving to the Tohhoku Region of Northern Japan in 1994, he produced solo shakuhachi recitals with guests Kawase Junsuke in 1995 and Murooka Shôkô (Yamada School Koto) in 1996. He earned his Shihan mastership in 1995 from Chikyusha. He is the founder of the Contemporary Sankyoku Ensemble and author of a three-volume teaching video in English for shakuhachi. He also teaches shakuhachi in Tokyo and at Fukushima Medical University.

S-H4e MUCH CLOSER [J] DVD $30.00
A great DVD featuring Bruce Huebner (shakuhachi), Jonathan Katz (piano), Chris Silverstein (bass) & Saori Sendo (percussion) performing many of their favorite compositions along with some new pieces.

Candela's second album of shakuhachi-jazz fusion. All original tunes.

S-H4c BRIGHT ONES, DARK ONES with Jonathan Katz [J] CD $18.00
Shakuhachi & piano duets. Original compositions.
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Sorry, Out of Print

Candela is a hot new Tokyo jazz quintet featuring shakuhachi, sax & french horn.
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Chamber music, honkyoku & contemporary music for shakuhachi, koto, sangen & voice.

 Learn more about Bruce Huebner's three-volume Shakuhachi Teaching Videos in English.
Kinko Shakuhachi (Vol. 1)
Kinko Shakuhachi and Jiuta Ensemble (Vol. 2)
How to Play Kinko Shakuhachi Honkyoku (Vol. 3)

A Note about Pricing of CDs Imported from Japan

The price of CDs manufactured and sold in Japan are significantly higher than recordings made and distributed here in the USA. The average price for Japanese CDs is ¥3150 or, at the current exchange rate (November, 2009), about $36.80 each. Add to this the shipping cost involved in importing these recordings. For this reason, in the past, I have hesitated to carry a large selection of Japanese CDs. However, by request and popular demand, I have changed this policy, but please don't be shocked by the sticker prices. Some Japanese artists represented on this site have are graciously offering their music at a significant discount to accommodate the world shakuhachi community. I have also endeavored to keep pricing in line as much as possible.

Thank you Bruce Huebner for lowering the price of your CDs and DVDs.

Monty H. Levenson, P.O. Box 294, Willits, CA 95490 USA
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