Afternoon Concert Series Performers

 

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Timothy J.P. Gomez will be performing songs from his recently released album, The Silence Between. He will perform solo compositions on the Native American-style flute, which will showcase the beauty and purity of this enchanting instrument. Through his compositions, Timothy will invite the audience to join him on an emotional journey, as well as into the spaces between the notes, in order to discover a haven of peace and tranquility that resides only within ourselves.

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Marlon will perform original music, as well as music derived from traditional songs of his Jemez Pueblo culture, utilizing several types of Native flutes.

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Jonny's mission is to create and perform music that highlights the Native American-style flute, while pushing its boundaries and make it more accessible to audiences of diverse backgrounds. On this concert, Jonny will perform contemporary songs on his Native American-style flutes.

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Theodore Ceplina will perform on the classical Indian bansuri, followed by Wisconsin Ho-chunk songs played on the Native American flute where he will sing and explain the song meanings.

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Omani Nagi is a naturally gifted composer, visionary singer/songwriter, poet, and emerging artist of the ancient flutes of Turtle Island (Indigenous America). Omani Nagi is of Afro-Native heritage (Afro-American, Choctaw, and a member of the Saponi-Catawba Nation) and brings his unique fusion of sounds on the traditional and ancient rim-blown Native American flutes to this year’s convention. Enjoy the Indigenous soul music of Omani Nagi and reconnect with the extension of the Great Spirit residing within each of us.

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Fujara - The Story of a Tree! Ján mixes traditional fujara playing with new techniques and a contemporary approach. The music for this performance comes from his new CD, Fujarkovo. This is a musical voyage with this piece of wood that is soulfully filled with songs.

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Known for his prowess playing jazz on the Native American flute, Bobb will perform a mix of standards and originals intended to keep your feet tapping and your head bobbing. Whether playing the changes or blowing free, Bobb's music celebrates life in its many facets – sometimes chaotic, sometimes serene; sometimes tender, sometimes raw; but always, always real.

Labeled as an innovator on the Native American style flute, Bobb is known for pushing the boundaries of both the instrument and his music in a profound and positive way. His ability to play chromatically and incorporate upper range notes that most cannot reach brings a vitality and intensity to his music.

 

Known primarily for playing jazz, his music was described by Jazz Police as “... the integration of an almost prayerful melodicism suggestive of Charles Lloyd with a more forward-thrusting, free-wheeling improvisational approach that echoes Coltrane, Davis, Shorter, and Coleman.”

 

His versatility has provided him the opportunities to perform alongside noted musicians in a wide range of genres – from R. Carlos Nakai to Irv Williams and from Delfeayo Marsalis to Violent Femmes. His recordings have received air play on national and international jazz radio stations and have been licensed for use on The Discovery Channel.

 

He has composed and recorded music for stage productions at The Guthrie Theater, The History Theater, and The Pillsbury House Theater and has performed live with both the Eclectic Edge Ensemble and Zorongo Flamenco dance companies. He has performed at major festivals and conventions, including the World Flute Society, International Native American Flute Association, Zion Canyon Art and Flute Festival, Twin Cities Jazz Festival, and Social Theory, Politics and the Arts.

 

Sponsored by radio station Jazz 88FM, he has been the recipient of multiple Minnesota Legacy Amendment Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund grants for both his jazz and improvisational world music concerts.

Kenneth Hooper

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