Music Review: Quince Ensemble breaks the bounds of what choral music can do

Read Article Here   Quince Quartet (Photo by KARJAKA Studios) By SHEILA REGAN | Special to the Pioneer PressPUBLISHED: March 20, 2022 at 10:07 a.m. | UPDATED: March 21, 2022 at 12:14 p.m. In a small studio in Lowertown St. Paul, contemporary treble quartet the Quince Ensemble broke the bounds of choral music on Saturday night in a program called …

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Quince Ensemble Presents “Songs of One’s Own”

All-female vocal quartet, Quince Ensemble, will be giving the world premiere of  “Songs of One’s Own,” which features women writers’ texts, including Emily Dickinson, Virginia Woolf, and Akiko Yosano. They will also premiere Evan Williams’ “Dust Bowl,” and perform works by Courtney Bryan, Carrie Henneman Shaw, Eliza Brown, and Michael Miller. Click here for the …

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Star Tribune Interview

Read Article Here MUSIC  Once they lived the jazz life in NYC; now they call Minnesota home How acclaimed artists JC Sanford and Asuka Kakitani moved their jazz life to Minnesota. By Pamela Espeland Special to the Star Tribune AUGUST 27, 2021 — 10:13AM LEILA NAVIDI, STAR TRIBUNE  Gallery: JC Sanford and Asuka Kakitani are interrupted by their cat …

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Inatnas Orchestra at Crooners

SUN · JULY 21, 2019 7:30 PM $15.00 – $20.00 Purchase Ticket Composer/Conductor: Asuka Kakitani Composer/Trombone: JC Sanford Saxes: Bruce Thornton, Stephanie Wieseler, Pete Whitman, Joe Mayo, Brian Handeland Trumpets: Pete Davis, Tom Krochock, Geoff Senn, Jake Baldwin Trombones: Pete Enblom, Dave Stamps, Josh Becker Vibraphone: Dave Hagedorn Piano: Ted Godbout Bass: Chris Bates Drums: …

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2019 McKnight Composers Fellowship

I am honored to be selected as one of the recipients for 2019 McKnight Composers Fellowship. I would like to thank American Composers Forum and McKnight Foundation for their amazing work and generous support for the arts. マックナイト財団、そしてアメリカンコンポーザーズフォーラムから名誉あるマックナイト作曲賞をいただきました。これを糧に益々精進してまいります。