Genre: Composer

David Garner

Well-known and often performed, composer David Garner’s body of work reflects his historical knowledge, theatrical flair and humor. David has taught at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music since 1979, acting as chairman of the Department of Musicianship and Music Theory for 16 years. Trained as a pianist and cellist, David has performed from the …

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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 …

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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 …

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After Everything

After Everything is a new music project created and directed by Matthew Cmiel. It is a project based performance group that specializes in creating events that are bigger than the music, either thematically, politically, or artistically.

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 …

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George Brooks

Hailed as the “leading American voice in Indian jazz fusion”, saxophonist and composer, George Brooks has performed with such notable musicians as Terry Riley, John McLaughlin, Zakir Hussain, Larry Coryell, Etta James, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Kronos Quartet, and Anthony Braxton. His original compositions combine elegant melodies with the rich harmonies of modern jazz and …

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Helia Music Collective

Co-founded by musician/composers, Emma Logan and Julie Barwick, Helia Music Collective supports the creative endeavors of women in music throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Helia Music seeks to enrich the community and expand the engagement of women artists through educational outreach and collaborations, with performances and workshops taking place in unique and diverse spaces. …

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Meerenai Shim

Meerenai has performed all over the United States as a soloist and chamber musician. Recent performances include those at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival, the Goat Farm Arts Center in Atlanta, and the National Flute Association’s Annual Conventions in Las Vegas and New Orleans. In addition to regular broadcast of her recordings on …

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Rent Romus

Rent Romus is a saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist, composer, bandleader, music producer, and community leader hailed by Downbeat as having “…a bold sound, unmistakable sincerity and conviction”. Romus currently leads the Lords of Outland a free improvisation unit since 1994, the Life’s Blood Ensemble a compositional contemporary ensemble, and the Finnish/American group Otherworld Ensemble. He is the founder …

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sfSound

Drawing on an extraordinary roster of Bay Area musicians, sfSound Group is the main performing group of the sfSoundSeries. Our virtuoso instrumentalists are all composers in their own right — offering a diverse range of talents including skilled improvisation, performance art, computer audio programming, university-level music scholarship, instrument making, didjeridu playing, and styrofoam bowing. www.sfsound.org