Latvian-American independent artist — flutist, vocalist, composer, and educator
Ilona is a diverse artist and strong leader with her own voice. She holds both a Diploma in jazz/contemporary flute performance from Berklee College of Music, and also a Master of Music degree in classical flute performance from the Latvian Academy of Music.
For many years Ilona was a member and later the president of the Baltic American Society of New England in Boston, MA, where she managed and produced many successful concerts. Ilona served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts. She is an educator with more then 20 years of experience.
In addition to Ilona's CD “On The Bridge” and CD “Amber Flute Quartet”, her latest CD “Nothing But Illusion”, showcases her jazz flute style. Joining Ilona on flute, alto flute, piano and vocals are: Billy Hart, drums; Greg Hopkins, trumpet; Vardan Ovsepian, piano; Akili Jamal Haynes, bass; and Don Hunerberg, sound producer.