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The Japan Jazz Flute Big Band


Holiday Flute Choir Play-Along

hosted by the Japan Jazz Flute Big Band with Yuko Hoshi and Ali Ryerson
Tuesday, December 29, 7:00-8:00 p.m. CST

This interactive event will be a sequel to this summer's popular Jazz Flute Big Band Play-Along with Yuko Hoshi. Download the music, bring your flute, and play along!


Yuko Hoshi
is a Japanese flutist, composer, and arranger. In 2015, she formed the Japan Jazz Flute Big Band, which is based in Tokyo and is the first jazz flute big band in Japan. Hoshi has performed as a leader or sideman in many concerts and festivals in Japan and the U.S. She studied with Ali Ryerson and Keith Underwood. Yuko is Artistic Coordinator of the NFA Jazz Flute Big Band Audition.

Jazz flutist Ali Ryerson tours and records internationally. A composer, educator, former NFA Committee Chair (Jazz; Low Flutes), founder of NFA JFBB, NFA Program Chair 2023, and student of Harold Bennett's (NY) and John Wion's (Hartt School), Ali is a Gemeinhardt Artist with an Autograph Series.

The Japan Jazz Flute Big Band:

Director, Conductor, & Piccolo
Yuko Hoshi

Mitsuru Ogata
Yuki Kitazawa
Mika Kumagai
Kenji Konno
Alto Flute
Sanae Nakayama
Mahoko Tsukamoto
Tomoe Yoshihara
Michiko Kadoya
Bass Flute
Donna Sevcovic
Hiroko Shida
Yuko Okubo

Contrabass Flute
Kuniko Yamada
Teruhisa Neishi
Sachihiro Miyamae

Tetsuya Omori

Shigehito Kawamura

Choose which part you'd like to play for each song and download the sheet music (below) to practice to. We've also provided some practice tracks below if you'd like to spend some time before the event getting warmed up. On December 29, come to the event using the Zoom link below, and have your sheet music handy so you can play along when it's time! Further instructions will be shared during the Zoom session.

Zoom link:
The National Flute Association is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Holiday Flute Choir Play-Along
Time: Dec 29, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 969 5988 7166
Passcode: 995718
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The NFA is grateful for our Commercial Members, who provide valuable resources to our members year-round.

For this virtual event, we would like to recognize Keefe Piccolos and MusicStrong.



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