Jim Staley trombonist and composer utilizing the trombone in a unique manner, works with other highly experienced improvisors, including Sally Silvers, Pooh Kaye, Alison Salzinger, Zeena Parkins, Ikue Mori, Davey Williams, Shelley Hirsch, Fred Frith, John Zorn and others.
Born and raised in East New York Brooklyn, Vocal Artist, Performer, Composer, Storyteller, Interdisciplinary Artist Shelley Hirsch has been pushing boundaries with her unique vocal art and performance work, drawing on her life experiences, her memory, her vivid imagination for decades.
Samm Bennett is a singer and songwriter, a drummer and percussionist, and a player of string instruments such as the stick dulcimer (sometimes called a dulcitar) and the diddley bow. He also works occasionally in electronic music, using synthesizers, WaveDrum, effects and various toys and gadgets. He is also a player of the Đàn môi (Vietnamese jaw harp), as well as the mouth bow. His musical activities include membership in several different bands, all based in Tokyo, where he resides. He is also a solo performer.