A kodama is a forest sprite in Japanese folklore. They are said to be found in groups, especially in the mountains, and they are associated with everything from good fortune to outright mischief. Kodama Trio is an instrumental group from Santa Fe, New Mexico, featuring leading New Mexico improvisors. We perform spontaneous compositions, original music and inspired interpretations of classic jazz tunes.
Nicolai Ivanovich Fechin--He exhibited his first work in the United States in 1910 in an international exhibition in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After immigrating to NYC, he then relocated his family to Taos, NM. The adobe house which he renovated in Taos is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is used as the Taos Art Museum. After leaving Taos in 1933, Fechin eventually settled in southern California.