They are all amateurs or semi-pros, and they meet once a week to practice and learn.
Sapporo Jazz Workshop was the first act on the festival program today and they were great!
It is so strange to watch someone you know perform. I felt nervous for my student - and for the English teacher I know who is also a member of the group. My eyes were glued to them.
I really admire people who work Monday to Friday in their regular jobs, and then at weekends they have the energy and passion to do more - like music.
Several Imagine students are musical - there is a harp player, a marimba player, a tone chime player....a violinist and two pianists. maybe we should start an Imagine band!