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News                         Updated 10/12/2006

Peter Ross CDs are now available through the iTunes Music Store.

These CDs can now be downloaded directly to iTunes.

  1. Bamboo Spirit
  2. Mystic Caravan
  3. The Space Between Thoughts...a journey east

Peter Ross is moving!

On July 1st 2005 Peter Ross and his wife Marisa are moving to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Peter will continue to perform, teach, and record on the Shakuhachi.

New CD "Mystic Caravan" by Peter Ross Released

Be sure to see the CD page and take a look at the latest release by Peter Ross.  "Mystic Caravan" is a passionate, hypnotic World Music recording. Many talented musicians from Seattle join Peter on this exciting recording of his original compositions.

Here's a list of the musicians:  Peter Ross on shakuhachi, Arabian shakhachi and bass silver flute,  Leif Totusek on guitar, Satnam Ramgotra on tabla, Will Dowd on percussion and keyboard bass, Gary Haggerty on viola, Phil Sparks on bass and Shantha Benegal on vocals.

Some Previous Performances and Events by Peter Ross

Peter Ross in Concert - 

Saturday, April 20th at 7 PM 
Panama Hotel Tea & Coffee (International District) 
607 South Main St. (corner of 6th & Main) 
Seattle, WA 
(206) 515-4000 
Admission: $8 at the door. 

On April 20th, 2002 Peter Ross will give a solo shakuhachi recital at the Panama Hotel Tea & Coffee in Seattle's International District. He will perform folk and zen honkyoku pieces on the shakuhachi as well as play a variety of bamboo flutes & the bass silver flute. 

The Panama Hotel is an historic hotel recently restored. There is an exibit of photos and memorabilia from Japantown at the turn of the 20th century.  Japanese residents of the hotel were taken away to detention camps in World War two and there's a special display of photos and the items they had to leave behind. 

Folklife Music Festival May 26th 

Peter Ross will play Sunday May 26th at 5 pm at the Eve Alvord Theater, Seattle Center. 
This will be a solo shakuhachi concert. Folk and Zen styles of Japan will be featured. Fee admission. 

Peter Ross to Perform in Hawaii September 8, 2001

"Celebrating the Art and Sound of Peace"
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001
6:30 p.m. Opening of Art Exhibit
7:00 Shakuhachi Performance

On Saturday, Sept. 8th , there will be a unique evening of hauntingly beautiful Japanese flute music (shakuhachi) in the old Motonaga Garage Gallery and Performance Space at Akiko’s Buddhist Bed and Wailea Village along the Hamakua, 15 mile marker. Gallery doors open at 6:30 p.m. Then at 7 p.m. Peter Ross, a"shakuhachi" player from Seattle will perform traditional solo and improvised melodies as well as accompanying dancers, yoga practitioners, aikido martial artists and poets in an evening titled "Celebraiting the Art & Sound of Peace.

 Also on display in the Motonaga Garage Gallery will be black and white photographs by Doug Beasley from St. Paul, Minnesota, unique handmade altars by Maxie O’Neill and stone Buddhas, lanterns, fountains and
bonsai by Fred Soriano. Sushi, Sake & Sherbet to follow. A portion of the proceeds will be used to build a Healing Shrine to honor the ancestors. A $12 peace offering is requested. CD’s by Peter Ross and Doug Beaseley’s recent stunning black and white photo book on Japan will be on sale and both will be on hand to autograph their work. . The Gallery is open on weekends : Sat. 1-4, Sun. 11-3, or by appointment.
The exhibit runs from Sept. 9-30. The Gallery is an intimate space so seating on Opening Night will be limited to 85 guests. Call Akiko’s Buddhist B&B for advanced reservations : 963-6422.

Peter Ross in Kona, Hawaii

Peter went to Kona, Hawaii this year and while there held a two day bamboo shakuhachi fabrication work shop.  

The workshop was held in a Japanese Art gallery with about 15 people participating. Two years earlier Peter harvested bamboo, growing in Kona, to be used to make these flutes. Peter also gave a couple of shakuhachi concerts for folks in the area.

Seattle Shakuhachi Society Annual Christmas Party 2001 - Huge Success!! 

Saturday nights annual Christmas Party was the best ever! Friends and students of Peter Ross gathered for several hours to enjoy each others music, conversation and the several tables loaded with great food. If you missed this party, you missed some great music and wonderful food.

The evening started with a huge buffet banquet of delicious food prepared pot luck. Several tables were loaded with various dishes brought by friends and students. This year it took three tables just to hold all of the food. No one went home hungry that night!

After the meal, Peter Ross encouraged all of the students who brought their flutes to join in with him for some improvisation. Peter followed this by playing a solo for the gathering. Afterwards he encouraged his friends and students, who brought instruments, to play some of their music. The evening was topped off by the music of two wonderful Koto players. If you weren't there to hear Peter play the bass silver flute, you really missed out!

Peter Ross Shakuhachi Fabrication Work Shop. 

On September 23, 2000, Peter Ross presented a shakuhachi fabrication work shop at the Blue Heron Bamboo Nursery in the beautiful upper Skagit Valley, WA.

Each of the students made their own Japanese-style "shakuhachi" flute.  All tools and materials were provided.  At the conclusion of the work shop Peter gave the students their first flute playing lesson.  The workshop was followed with a tour of Blue Heron Farm, dinner, and an evening shakuhachi concert was given by Peter Ross. 

Peter shows construction techniques to the students.

The students first shakuhachi lesson.

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