Ramon & Jessica

Ramon & Jessica, the 20 year collaboration of composer/performers Jesse Olsen Bay and Dina Maccabee, is driven by experimentation — challenging conventional forms, structures and aesthetics; expression — using lyrics and music to honestly and critically address our own experiences and observations; and minimalism — using the simplest possible tools to achieve our musical ends. […]

Prepared Guitar Ensemble

In Prepared Guitar Ensemble, an ongoing collaboration spearheaded by Matt Robidoux with Creativity Explored and instrument builder/improviser Sudhu Tewari, Creativity Explored artists design their own idiosyncratic prepared guitars and develop musical vocabularies on them through collective process.   This project began remotely during the pandemic, and the instrument design/fabrication phase is the first step in what aims to become […]

Raffi Garabedian

Raffi Garabedian was born and raised in Berkeley, California, and was a member of the award-winning Berkeley High School Jazz Ensemble. As a teenager, Raffi studied with Dayna Stephens and Dann Zinn. He went on to attend the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music from 2006-2010, where he received a Bachelors of Fine Arts […]

ECHO Chamber Orchestra

ECHO Chamber Orchestra provides an opportunity for musicians to contribute to programming through recommending repertoire, soloing and arranging music.  Unlike the typical top-down orchestral structure, ECHO is collaborative and offers a unique musical experience to players who are seeking more active involvement.   Having built an audience and a reputation over two seasons with professional […]

Jared Redmond, composer/pianist

Jared Redmond is a pianist-composer based in the San Francisco Bay Area and Seoul. He writes for new music soloists and ensembles, and develops experimental works and new notation systems for Korean traditional performers. Jared has appeared as a piano soloist throughout North America, Europe, and Korea. His repertoire stretches from music of the 16th […]

Pamela Freund-Striplen / Cultural Crossroads: Dvořák in America

Cultural Crossroads is a live concert experience that explores the Black and Indigenous influences on Dvořák during his time in America. The program weaves original Native American melodies and uplifting African American Spirituals along with Dvořák’s most beloved chamber music. A multi-media narration sets the stage for a powerful musical story. Cultural Crossroads with its stellar cast of musicians is a catalyst […]

Kenya Moses Music

My artistic vision is to share the cultural elegance and beauty of Brazilian Bossa Nova and classical compositions with audiences, through live and multi-media performance. Donations will support the production and release of “Simplicidade.” This recording project will bring a refreshing, yet nostalgic interpretation of Brazilian Bossa Nova. bossaebossa.com Donate

Homenagem Brasileira

My mission is to share original interpretations of the diverse styles of jazz and folkloric music from Brazil, as well as to share my original compositions, collaborative compositions inspired by the music and culture of Brazil. My hope is that listeners will find joy, passion and inspiration from this rich repertoire. cressmanmusic.com Donate

Nancy Zhou

Support violinist Nancy Zhou to commission composer, Vivian Fung, to write a piece for solo violin and electronics, as part of an overarching, interdisciplinary effort to explore the intersection of music, folk minority culture, and personal identity. nancyzhouviolin.com Donate