"The older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune," John Kaizan Neptune said.

He speaks as a professional musician of 30 years' standing. Having studied the bamboo flute, he brought to it his background in jazz, thereby earning a reputation for versatility and "a technically sophisticated melting pot of sounds."

He said, "Mine was a natural process. It was really interesting, and took me quite a while. I forged my own path, created my own little niche. I really feel good about the things I am doing."