Mary Lu Brandwein
Shakuhachi Previous Presentations
(Traditional Japanese Bamboo Flute)

Playing Shakuhachi since 1984
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These are music activities before 2001.
Starting in 2001 all music activities are listed on my Calendar Page.




  • Donovan Prison, Otay Mesa,CA, Meditation gathering
  • Escondido, CA, Golden Door, Labyrinth Walk
  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Solana Beach, CA, presentation and 2 performances at the Sunday Service, May and June 1997
  • Meditation centers in San Diego County and Orange County, CA, including the San Diego Zen Center and the Newport Mesa Zen Center, numerous performances
  • Numerous Church presentations of various kinds including my parents' funerals
  • Frog's Gym, Encinitas and Solana Beach, CA, several performances, music for Yoga classes
  • Japan-American Theater in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles, CA ensemble participation with Wakana Kai, Spring 1992 and Fall 1996
  • Sherwood Hall, La Jolla, CA, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art Participation with Masazumi Kai concert 1991
  • Balboa Park, San Diego, with Masazumi Kai ensemble performance at the Sankeien(Japanese Garden), the organ pavillion, and the Japanese International Cottage
  • Vista, CA, Japanese Cultural Center with Masazumi Kai ensemble performances also with Masazumi Kai at other San Diego County locations
  • San Diego, CA, Lyceum Theater Recital, with Emiko Tayama's Koto Ensemble, May, 1998

  • La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, June 1997
  • Minguei Museum, San Diego, CA, April, 1999
  • Kenny G's 40th Birthday Party, Seattle, WA, for Colin Cowie's Extravaganza celebration in Belevue, Washington, June 1996. Mary Lu was flown to Seattle especially for this event and was the only performer.
  • La Jolla, CA 1996 and 1997
  • First Night Solana Beach, CA, 1996 Ensemble with Noriko Tsuboi
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Birthday Party, 1997 and Memorial Dinner for Oceanographer John D.Isaacs, 1996
  • Encinitas/Hondo Sister City Events, California
  • Retirement Communities in North County San Diego, two performances 1996
  • New Millinneum Gallery, Gaslamp District, San Diego, CA
  • Nursing Homes in San Diego County, CA
  • Battered Women's Groups
  • Art Exhibit Openings
  • The Barona Casino, California, Asian Buffet Day
  • Pala Indian Reservation, California, Cupa Days Celebration
  • August 1997 KUSI Television Morning Show Guest
  • Rancho Santa Fe (Music at parties) Eight performances including a party for supporters of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and supporters of the Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, 1995-1997
  • Quail Botanical Gardens, Encinitas, Fund Raisers Various
Presentations include significant discussion and demonstration of the Shakuhachi and its role in Japanese culture.
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