Composer and improviser Todd Harper welcomes guest artist Jun Miyake for five days of world premieres, new collaborations, and musical improvisations inspired by beauty, community, and natural settings. Events will take place September 27th-October 2nd, 2017 at a variety of venues and settings in the Twin Cities and Wisconsin. Highlights include the world premieres of Harper’s Growing the Moon and Urban Sparrow Dreams, (a contemporary political poem about “invasive” species). More info HERE
Jun Miyake & Todd Harper conclude their Musical Ecology tour at the Black Dog, with special guests.
Donations gratefully accepted.
Todd Harper is a composer, pianist, singer and combo leader from St. Paul. He has studied with Carei Thomas, Franz Kamin, & Bill Banfield. Harper has written for college percussion ensemble, mandolin orchestra, rural community theatre production, and schools. Harper has co-curated events, including “ Keys Please…piano music of 3 genterations”, with pianists Paul Cantrell & Carei Thomas, 2001-2016., Harper is a working pianist/singer in the area, having performed in the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, Zumbrota Farmer’s Market, and many senior residences.
Jun Miyake is a flutist and saxophonist born in Toyo’oka in Hyogo Japan. He is a graduate of the An Jazz School of Kyoto and studied woodwinds privately with Kenji Mori. He accomplished honors in flute study at Berklee College of Music with Matt Marvgulio. He piloted an ensemble that toured the Northeast named Groove Merchant in the late 1990’s. He plays regularly on the upper West Side of Manhattan in addition to making occasional re-visits to Japan, sharing his gifts.