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James Falzone

James Falzone is a clarinetist, composer, and improviser whose work in the jazz and creative music scenes has won him international acclaim. A veteran contemporary music lecturer and clinician, as well as an award-winning composer who has been commissioned by chamber ensembles, dance companies, choirs, and symphony orchestras around the globe, Falzone leads his own […]

Tom Baker

Tom Baker is a composer, guitarist, improviser, and electronic musician who has been a leader in the Seattle new-music scene since arriving in 1994. He is the artistic director of the Seattle Composers’ Salon, co-founder of the Seattle EXperimental Opera (SEXO), and founder of the new-music recording label Present Sounds Recordings. Tom’s compositions have been […]

Kaley Lane Eaton

Kaley Lane Eaton’s work has been performed internationally in venues ranging from Hong Kong concert halls, to the streets of Skid Row in Los Angeles. Her “disconcertingly lovely” (Seattle Magazine) compositions are quickly gaining notoriety for combining innovative digital technology with ancient performance practices, questioning humanity’s growing dependence on technology and the resulting exploitation of […]

Johnaye Kendrick

Grammy®️ nominated vocalist, composer, orchestrator and multi-instrumentalist, Johnaye Kendrick received a Master of Music from Loyola University and an Artist Diploma from the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute. Johnaye performs original compositions as well as fresh interpretations of beloved jazz and contemporary works. A dedicated educator, Johnaye serves as Professor of Music at Cornish College of […]

Natalie Lerch

Since receiving her DMA from the Eastman School of Music, Natalie Lerch has taught voice, diction, repertoire, pedagogy, and opera scenes at Cornish College of the Arts. Her favorite roles include elle – La Voix Humaine, Fiordiligi – Cosí fan tutte, Miss Pinkerton – The Old Maid and the Thief, Mrs. Grose – The Turn […]

Kerry O’Brien

Kerry O’Brien is a musicologist and percussionist who specializes in experimental music, minimalism, and countercultural spirituality. She has taught at Yale University, Indiana University, and is affiliate faculty at the University of Washington. O’Brien has recently presented her work at national meetings of the American Musicological Society, the Society for Minimalist Music, and the Society […]

Beserat Tafesse

Born to Ethiopian immigrants in the Pacific Northwest, Beserat Tafesse grew up with a wide array of musical and cultural influences. Traditional Ethio Jazz, the great Stevie Wonder, and his parent’s favorites were all mixed up and strewn together; each uniquely informing and penetrating his mind with a diverse soundscape from an early age. As […]

Tom Varner

Tom Varner is internationally known as one of the top living pioneers of jazz and improvised music on the French horn, as well as an inventive and passionate composer for his different ensembles, which have featured the likes of Steve Wilson, Tony Malaby, Lee Konitz, Mark Feldman, Kenny Barron, Billy Hart, and Matt Wilson. Varner’s […]

Marina Albero

Born in Barcelona, Marina Albero started playing music on stages as a child with her family while they toured all around the world. In her early years she studied in Barcelona’s Conservatory (El Bruc) and later in La Havana (ISA) where she finished her classical piano studies with the great professor and pianist Mrs.Teresa Junco. […]

Kelly Ash

Kelly Ash is a vocalist, songwriter, pianist, and music educator based in Seattle. Ash is actively performing as a contemporary and pop vocalist and bandleader, and creating innovative curricula for young contemporary vocalists, pianists, and songwriters who want to blend genres and find their own voice. Ash performs in the Seattle area and the Pacific […]