Cornelius Boots

Cornelius Boots


Cornelius Boots is a woodwind composer-performer, bamboo shakuhachi master, breathing ambassador and educator.  Advocate of tea, nature, consciousness, Zen, Dio and Swamp Thing.

His shakuhachi name is 深禅 (Shinzen) deep Zen and he is a licensed shihan (master) in the dynamic Zen lineage of Watazumido. After a 30-year career of high-caliber jazz, classical, rock and experimental music activities on multiple woodwinds, Boots has now positioned himself at the crossroads of personal

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  • Cornelius Boots on Taimu Shakuhachi, Berkeley, CA 2013


  • Jinashi Shakuhachi, live in Berkeley 2013. Cornelius Boots arranges and performs Lamb of God's "Blacken the Cursed Sun."


  • Led Zeppelin\'s \"No Quarter\" arranged and performed on Taimu (bass) Bamboo Shakuhachi by Cornelius Boots. From the album HOLY FLUTE (2017).

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