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The Yabuno Ettun Project back at Brandon Music by popular demand

 

Saturday, June 27th at 7:30pm

Haruka Yabuno and Ehud Ettun first met when they arrived in the U.S. four years ago; they didn't then have a common language to speak, so music became their first shared language. The piano and bass duo known as the Yabuno Ettun Project are returning to Brandon Music for their third performance. After their debut concert in August 2014, Brandon Music was eager to get them back to share the astounding talent of these two young, accomplished musicians again. Now by popular demand, they return just before they set off on a tour of their home countries.

The duo play original music, as well as Jazz standards, Israeli and Japanese folk music and even Bach, but they explain that the “core of what we do is not the music material itself, but our ability to interact, improvise and communicate using different musical pieces as a point of departure.”

The duo have presented their project on various stages in the U.S. and Canada, but in 2014 they launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to present their musical collaboration in their home countries of Israel and Japan. With the campaign successfully completed last December, they embark on their tour in August.

Their musical growth as a duo has taken them, as well as their audiences, above and beyond any cultural, linguistic or geographic differences and barriers. “We are very excited at the prospect of bridging even greater geo-cultural boundaries, by presenting our project in Israel and Japan. Especially, considering how different our home countries and cultures are, it is amazing that music, alone  is the substance of that bridge. We believe that music can connect everyone else in the world even if they don't speak the same language.”

Haruka Yabuno's foundations in classical piano led her to be accepted into the prestigious Kumitachi College of Music in Tokyo, Japan. While at Kumitachi College, Yabuno was exposed to the music of Jazz and studied with legendary pianists such as Makoto Ozone, Yosuke Yamashita and Masahiro Sayama. In 2010, Yabuno received a scholarship to Berklee School of Music in Boston. Currently a resident of New York City, Yabuno has performed at many prestigious venues including Jazz at the Kitano, Shapeshifter Lab, Caffe Vivaldi, Somethin' Jazz and many more.

A native of Israel, Ehud Ettun studied at the Jerusalem Music Academy with Michael Klinghoffer and at the New England Conservatory. “Quickly establishing himself as an up-and-coming bassist on the Jazz and world music scene” (Jazz Earshot), Ettun has performed at venues ranging from New York's Blue Note to the Washington Kennedy Center and Boston's Symphony Hall.

Tickets are $20 with a pre-concert dinner also available for $20. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 247-4295 or e-mail us for reservations or more information.


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