Max Van Praag

 I am an advocate for mental health and self-expression. I am committed to making the most out of my talent and voice and deeply touch as many as I can. I am also committed to supporting others to fully embrace their artistry in whatever form. I was born into a musical family in the Netherlands […]

Pro Musica Ensemble

Pro Musica Ensemble’s mission is to serve its local community culturally by producing and promoting chamber music performances featuring highly accomplished individuals available to it through its many connections. Since 1986, the Pro Musica Ensemble was established as an umbrella organization for the Pro Musica Quartet, the Divertimento Ensemble, the Paganini Trio. the Paganini Duo, […]

Pedro José Pastrana

Pedro José Pastrana is a Puerto Rican cuatro player and a Latin Jazz musician. He grew up playing traditional Puerto Rican folk “Jíbaro” music, a style that has its own traditions and vocabulary. However from the moment He discovered Jazz in high school, he’s been fascinated with improvisation as an artistic form of expression. As […]

Carla Lucero

Composer/librettist, Carla Lucero, focuses on social justice and giving voice to silenced and marginalized communities. She gravitates to biographical stories that challenge long-held stereotypes, especially stories centered around women. Lucero and her critically acclaimed operas, Wuornos (2001 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts), Juana (2019 Opera UCLA), Las Tres Mujeres de Jerusalén (2022 LA Opera) […]

Edward Simon

Edward Simon, a native of Venezuela, has made a name for himself over decades in America as a jazz improviser, composer-arranger, and band leader, with his profile heightening in recent years as he has explored the commonalities jazz can have with the folkloric sounds of Latin  America. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, as a […]

Anderson & Roe

Known for their adrenalized performances, original compositions, and notorious music videos, GREG ANDERSON and ELIZABETH JOY ROE are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century. Described as “the most dynamic duo of this generation” (San Francisco Classical Voice), “rock stars of the classical music world” (Miami Herald), and “the very model of complete 21st-century musicians” (The Washington Post), […]

Frank Swart

Frank Swart is a bassist, guitarist, arranger, composer, producer, and engineer. His mission is to exhibit improvisational no-construct music as a positive social action performed by a multicultural, inclusive ensemble, encouraging and embracing interaction and introspection from all in its space. In his wide-ranging career, Frank has contributed to countless sessions covering a wide range […]

Sleight Ensemble

Sleight Ensemble is a group of composer/performers who compose, commission, and present new and civically-engaged music in the San Francisco Bay Area. They were founded in 2015 as a vehicle to perform the work of developing composers in the Bay Area—specifically composers whose work exists at the intersection of improvisation, experimentation, and traditional through-composed music. […]

Summer at The Hidden Cafe

Summer at The Hidden Cafe is a multi-day concert series hosting performances at Strawberry Creek Park with partnership with The Hidden Cafe. Concerts are typically free and open to the public.  Their mission is to provide quality, diverse, and accessible live performances of historic music and art for diverse communities with diverse performers. Home Donate

ARc duET

ARc duET is pianists Emily Tian and Anne Rainwater. They are interested in and primarily perform contemporary and jazz-inspired works for piano 4-hands and 2 pianos. With their backgrounds as both performers and teachers, Emily and Anne enjoy engaging audiences in a variety of venues and other settings. They are committed to programming composers with […]