Friday, June 17, 2005

Thank you!

I wanted to thank everyone who attended the benefit
shakuhachi concert on Tuesday with Brian Tairaku Ritchie, Kiku Day and
Shakuhachi Club SFO.

The turnout was fantastic. The vibe was positive. We raised plenty of
funds for the ARDS Foundation and we all had the opportunity to hear
some inspiring music! Thank you all so much for being part of it and
for making these events possible!

All the best,

Ken LaCosse

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Shakuhachi Benefit Concert Announcement!!

Hello everyone,

I would like to announce and invite you to a benefit shakuhachi concert that I am organizing in San Francisco.

On Tuesday, June 14, please join Brian Tairaku Ritchie in "A Performance of Shakuhachi - The Japanese Bamboo Flute." Also appearing will be guest performers Kiku Day and Shakuhachi Club SFO.

Brian and Kiku will be playing honkyoku (a zen inspired, meditative style of Japanese shakuhachi music). Shakuhachi Club SFO will be performing jazz and rock music with the shakuhachi in the lead.
As a flute-maker, I've worked closely with Brian while developing a unique style of large, wide, bass shakuhachi. This concert is an effort to promote this style of windy, expressive shakuhachi.

This concert is also an effort to promote a worthy cause. All proceeds go to the ARDS Foundation.
As an ARDS survivor (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome), this benefit has particular meaning for me.The ARDS Foundation has been very helpful in my recovery. Organizing this concert is an opportunity for me to show my appreciation for their support.

This is a great opportunity to hear a number of very talented and generous musicians. I hope to see you there!

All the best,


Tuesday, June 14. 8pm.
Location: Suginami Aikikai, 141 - 11th St. @ Mission Street, San Francisco
Price: $10 Donation at the door. All proceeds go to the ARDS Foundation.
For more concert information, please visit:
or call me at: 415 242-0919