Paul Hanson, Bassoonist

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Paul Hanson’s mission is to take the bassoon and electric bassoon to places it rarely if ever goes-playing electric and acoustic jazz and jazz fusion, rock, funk, world music and contemporary classical music as an improvising bassoonist. paulhansonmusic.com donate

John Calloway and the Flute Odyssey

John Calloway is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger who has performed with many renowned jazz and Latin music artists throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America, among them: Israel “Cachao” Lopez, Max Roach, Omar Sosa and Dizzy Gillespie.

Paul Schrage

American conductor and pianist Paul Schrage appears frequently throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and United States, leading orchestras, choruses and festivals from the podium as well as performing as a solo and chamber artist. He currently serves as Music Director of Symphonia Caritas, a professional orchestra that provides benefit concerts in partnership with other […]

Ancient Future

Ancient Future is the first and longest running musical organization dedicated exclusively to the mission of creating world fusion music. The term was coined by bandleader Matthew Montfort in 1978 to describe Ancient Future’s unusual blend of musical traditions from around the world. Billboard calls the group “trendsetters” for their early contributions to the movement, […]

Destiny Muhammad Project

“When one contemplates the great musicians of Jazz a list of harpists do not immediately come to mind, but that is destined to change with Sound Sculptress, Destiny Muhammad. Her set was definitely a class act. She started out playing Miles Davis’ “All Blues” and went from there, jazz never sounded so good!” – Johnathon […]

Lisa Mezzacappa

Lisa Mezzacappa is a San Francisco Bay Area-based bassist, bandleader, composer, curator and producer. An active collaborator in the Bay Area music community for more than a dozen years, she leads her own groups Bait & Switch, the Interlopers, Nightshade, Eartheaters and the Lisa Mezzacappa Trio, and co-leads the ensembles BODABODA, duo B., Cylinder, the […]

Anna Maria Mendieta

Anna Maria Mendieta enjoys a busy career as a soloist, orchestral musician, recording artist and teacher. She is the principle harpist with the Sacramento Philharmonic and has performed as a soloist and as a member with many symphony orchestras and chamber music groups across the country. She is often a featured soloist with orchestras performing […]

Berkeley Choro Ensemble

The Berkeley Choro Ensemble (pronounced “shoro”), is a group of world-class musicians from the SF Bay Area that made its debut in January, 2010, at the Berkeley Public Library. The group celebrates the music, culture and history of Brazil, with a special emphasis on the Choro genre, a style of music which emerged in the […]

Berkeley Choro Festival

The Berkeley Choro Festival is dedicated to the awareness and appreciation of choro. Our goal is to present quality concerts, workshops, and rodas (jam sessions) to bring choro to a larger audience and build community. www.berkeleychoro.com

Frank Tusa

FRANK TUSA has been active as a professional musician,composer and educator for over 30 years. He has written original music for dance, film, TV and commerical radio. Frank studied classical bass with Homer Mensch, music theory and composition at Brooklyn Academy of Music. He spent the next twenty years in New York continuing his studies […]