Ian Ethan & Motoshi Kosako, featuring Michael Manring & Paul McCandless
Acoustic Double-Neck Guitarist Ian Ethan Case began a journey into truly uncharted territory when he picked up this seldom-seen 18-string instrument in 2005, two years after leaving the Berklee College of Music. While most who venture to play the instrument are either baffled by or unaware of the possibilities that it offers, for Ethan it is simply "the most effective and intuitive means I've found to translate into sound the things I'm hearing in my head." Ian Ethan's strikingly-unconventional, self-invented approach to the double-neck guitar is both magical to hear and fascinating to watch.
Motoshi Kosako is considered the most influential Jazz harpist in Japan. In 2002 and 2003, he recorded two classical harp albums, Celestial Harp I and Celestial Harp II . In April 2008, he released his first Jazz Album, Naked Wonder. In 2010 he started intimate collaboration with Paul McCandless and released the duo album Place in the Heart. Sacramento Magazine says "Kosako plays with fluid, modern style that evokes Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea."
Michael Manring, (bass), known for his innovative approach to the bass and adventurous solo concerts, has appeared on approximately 200 recordings, and toured throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. He has received Grammy and Bammie nominations, the Berklee School of Music Distinguished Alumni Award, two Gold Records, and the Bassist of the Year award from the readers of Bass Player magazine.
Paul McCandless is a Grammy Award Winner. He is a A gifted multi-instrumentalist and composer, specializing on the oboe, English horn, bass clarinet, soprano and sopranino saxophones and a collection of folk flutes reflecting his grounding in both classical and jazz disciplines.
Studio 55 Marin (View)
1455-A East Francisco Blvd.
San Rafael, CA 94901
|Minimum Age: 3|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|