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Jorge Alfano

Alfano, Jorge

Jorge's career started at the age of 13 when a singer asked him to play the bass on her tour. Since then, Jorge has never stopped being involved in music, not only performing but also teaching and producing. Even though he started playing the bass, he has played many different instruments from around the world. His specialty are flutes and string instruments. His passion for world music took him to work with great musicians of all traditions and to study with great masters. He studied at the National Conservatory "Lopez Buchardo" (Argentina), Mannes School of Music (NY USA), Indian music with G.S. Sachdev and Aashish Khan, Japanese music with R. Nyogetsu Seldin.

At the same time, Jorge became one of New York's most versatile session players. Notable artists that he has worked with include: Astor Piazzolla, Mercedes Sosa, Jorge Dalto, Richie Havens, Robert Thomas Jr. (from Weather Report), Amit Chatterjee, Aashish Khan, Nyogetsu Seldin, Glenn Velez, Nexus, Paul Horn, Roberto Perera, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Guillherme Franco, Randy Crafton, Bridges, Leon Gieco, Alejandro Lerner, Yaya Diallo, Beaver Chief, and Steven Halpern, Fushu Daiko. As a soloist Jorge, has recorded many cd's of world music, both as a player and a producer.

Parallel to his career as a musician and particularly after the death of his father, Jorge started his own spiritual quest. Jorge has studied in many different spiritual disciplines, from Yoga to Buddhism, from Gurdieff groups to Sufism, from Andean Teachers of Peru and Argentina to the Mapuche , from the Theosophical Society to Hermetism and Kabbala. Jorge gathered his teachings together to become a Ordained Metaphysical Minister with degrees in Metaphysical Science, Pastoral Counseling, Chemical Dependency and Clinical Hypnotherapy. Through the years, Jorge has worked with indigenous people and recorded many of their music. Most of his spiritual work includes music and the teachings of the elders of the World. He remains active as a private counselor.

The International Shakuhachi Society - 2018