JAMU! at BargeMusic



JAMU, JAMU on the Barge, BargeMusic, NYC, Japan, Japanese music, contemporary music, concert, koto, shakuhachi, chamber music, Yumi Kurosawa, James Nyoraku Schlefer, Kyo-Shin-An Arts, Classical Jam

JAMU! Kyo-Shin-An Arts and Classical Jam at BargeMusic – Here and Now Series

Friday, October 23 at 8:00 p.m.

BargeMusic – Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn

Tickets $35/$30 seniors/$15 students

JAMU! is an innovative and eclectic array of commissions, improvisations and new music combining koto, shakuhachi, flute, violin, viola, cello and percussion featuring Kyo-Shin-An Arts commissions by William Healey and James Nyoraku Schlefer. Schlefer, a shakuhachi Grand Master, performs with award-winning koto player Yumi Kurosawa and Classical Jam, a collaborative chamber ensemble committed to presenting engaging, lively, and high-caliber performances to diverse audiences. 

Wave Ballets/Ballads by William Healy.
A Kyo-Shin-An Arts commission for shakuhachi, string trio, and percussion.

“JAMU” by James Nyoraku Schlefer
A Kyo-Shin-An Arts commission for shakuhachi, flute, string trio, and percussion.

Tango Étude No. 3 by Astor Piazzolla (arr. CJ)

Devil Dance by Payton McDonald 

Dance Mediterranea by Simon Shaheen (arr. Jeff Scott)

Hibiee-Jibiees by Marco Granados

Bach Reimagined by J.S. Bach (arr. CJ)
Gigue from Cello Suite No. 3
Boureé Anglaise from Partita in A min
Giga from D Minor Partita No. 2

Chasing Time and Running by Calvin Solomon

To purchase tickets, please visit brownpapertickets.com or call 1.800.838.3006.


2015-16 Season
Kyo-Shin-An Arts at Tenri Cultural Institute

November 22 at 4:00 p.m. – Autumn Bamboo
Shakuhachi virtuoso Akihito Obama with guests Yoko Reikano Kimura, koto and shamisen; James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi; and Hikaru Tamaki, cello. Traditional and contemporary music for solo shakuhachi plus two KSA commissions/World premieres: A shakuhachi duo by Kento Iwasaki and a trio for shakuhachi, koto, and cello by Angel Lam.

February 26, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. – Special Event!!!!
Pro Musica Nipponia and The New York Intercultural Music Society performing an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary music on Japanese, Chinese and Western instruments. Featuring Hiromu Motonaga, shakuhachi and fue; Hiroshi Hozumi, shamisen; and Keiko Hisamoto, koto and members of the NYISM.

March 6, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. – Jamu II
Following last season’s sold-out performance, the innovative ensemble Classical Jam returns with Yumi Kurosawa, koto and James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi. The concert will feature an eclectic array of commissions, improvisations and new music combining koto, shakuhachi, flute, violin, viola, cello and percussion, and including the world premieres of Jamu II by James Nyoraku Schlefer and Chasing Time by Calvin Solomon.

April 17, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. – Spring Kammerraku
The Arianna String Quartet with Yumi Kurosawa, koto; Yoko Reikano Kimura, shamisen; and James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi. Featuring the traditional Japanese trio Yasha Mai, a string quartet, and the reprise of Dream Corner, a haunting septet and love story for sankyoku trio and string quartet by James Nyoraku Schlefer.

May 8, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. – Mother’s Day Fermata
The return of the international string trio Ensemble Epomeo (Diane Pascal, violin; David Yang, viola; and Kenneth Woods, cello) with James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi. Featuring the world premiere of a Kyo-Shin-An Arts commissions for shakuhachi quartet by Matthew Harris and the NY premiere of The Gift to Uruishima Taro for shakuhachi and string trio by Jay Reise and works by Leo Weiner and Beethoven.