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Duo  彩 AYA 
Flute and Marimba Duo

Makana Jimbu, marimba

Rachel Woolf, flute

Duo 彩 AYA is a flute and marimba ensemble comprising of flutist Rachel Woolf and marimbist Makana Jimbu. Together they are redefining the boundaries of chamber music through commissioning new works for the genre. For their inaugural Cycles tour in 2023, they commissioned four new works by Evan Williams, Miriama Young, Paul Millette, and Fumihiro Ono. Their program explores how the flute and marimba interact with global musical styles of Africa, Japan, Indonesia, India, and Brazil. 


Duo 彩 AYA has performed across the United States at The University of Texas San Antonio, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, University of North Texas, Texas Christian University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Greensboro, University of North Carolina Wilmington, and University of North Carolina Pembroke. They have also been part of three chamber music series concerts throughout San Diego, California. With Rachel based in San Antonio, Texas and Makana in Tokyo, Japan, their collaboration creates an electrifying musical partnership that resonates across cultures and continents.

"These are two of the finest musicians I have ever worked with in my 30 years at the UNT College of Music. Their Passion and artistry is mesmerizing. Take advantage of any chance you may have to hear them perform. You won't regret sharing time in their sonic orbit."

Eugene Corporon

Regents Professor, Director of Wind Studies

University of North Texas


Fall 2023 Cycles TOUR

TX         29 October         Victoria, Texas                             7:30PM

TX         1 November        UTSA                                          7:30PM

TX         2 November        UTRGV                                       7:00PM

TX         6 November        TCU                                             7:00PM

TX         7 November        UNT                                             6:30PM

NC        14 November       UNC Chapel Hill                        7:00PM

NC        15 November.      UNC Pembroke                           7:30PM

NC        16 November      UNC Wilmington                         7:30PM

NC        17 November      UNC Greensboro                         1PM

CA        19 November      San Diego Central Library        2:30PM

CA        22 November      Encinitas Library                        12:00PM 

CA        27 November      La Jolla Athenaeum                    12:00PM

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