North Carolina School of the Arts 2016 Summer Dance Program

I had a wonderful experience as an African Dance Accompanist for the North Carolina School of the Arts 2016 Summer Dance Program.

Meeting and collaborating with the other accompanist and dance teachers  was a delight! To be part of a team, to help those young dancers who came from different parts of the state and the country to  learn new skills or perfect the ones they already had was great! To watch them for five weeks go from being reserved and unsure about the dances to flying across the floor and leaping into the air was joyful!  Good stuff UNCSA!!!!
..Chi Sharpe


This is a short clip from a performance during a wedding party.  I am available to play all forms of percussion and to help make your celebration more festive!

Chi Sharpe – 212.802.7358


Desvio by Extreme Flute

Desvio by Extreme Flute

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I had a great time working on this cd project.  Thanks to my friends Bill & Bruce.

Extreme Flute (Bill McBirnie & Bruce Jones)

A dreamy combination of gorgeous flute work, lush harmonies and groovy percussion incorporating musical elements of both jazz and Brazil.



Bill McBirnie – Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo (all tracks)
Bruce Jones – Guitars, Vocals, Percussion, Synth Pads (all tracks)

Bill Norman – Acoustic & Electric Basses (tracks 4, 5, 9, 12, 13)
Etric Lyons – Acoustic Bass (track 1)
Troy Feener – Drums (tracks 4, 5, 9)
Chi Sharpe – Percussion (tracks 4, 5, 9)
Rick Shadrach Lazar – Percussion 9 tracks 4, 5)
Mike McClarity – Percussion (track 11)
Neil Gardner – Trombone (track 9)

Produced by Bruce Jones at Da Da Music Productions
Co-Produced by Bill McBirnie at EXTREME FLUTE