Formed in 2009 by professional musicians and dancers who migrated from Ghana, West Africa, to the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area.
African Heritage Ensemble is an energetic group of young performers based in the Bay Area, CA. Using traditional African dance adopted for stage, we bring a unique theatrical experience to the audience while purveying traditional culture of West Africa, (Ghana).
Al seeks to keep his audience captivated be experimenting with new techniques of playing while expressing a distinctive jazz idiom all his own that fuse traditional and innovative forms.
Keith & the J.C. Kids is the culmination of established, award winning, and accomplished, Bay Area professional musicians (and friends) whom, using their individual musical gifts, personal expression, and combined talents, promote joy, passion, love, history, and gratitude to the communities that nurture, support, and celebrate the greatness from which we were created. Our greatness is genetic!
MoonCandy is a live soulful house ensemble that features several inspirational voices and is comprised of some of the East Bay’s most underrated Jazz, Soul, Blues, and Gospel Singers. MoonCandy is a church without walls... soulful, uplifting and fabulous!
Skip The Needle is an Oakland-based queer female quartet made up of musical superstars of the Bay Area; Vicki Randle (The Tonight Show, Mavis Staples Band) Shelley Doty (Shelley Doty X-Tet, Sistas in the Pit), Kofy Brown (Kofy Brown Band, Sistas in the Pit) and Katie Cash (Year of the Fist, Dolorata). Together, they make politically astute hard rock funk. Their songs are musically diverse and carry a strong, socially conscious message that wants the audience to party while hearing it.
“Terrie Odabi is easily the most dynamic blues and soul woman to have emerged in the Bay Area since Etta James came out of San Francisco’s Fillmore District in the Fifties. Terrie has a powerful set of pipes, writes terrific tunes, leads a kicking band and has onstage movements that perfectly match the rhythms of her material. Surely stardom awaits her.”
- Lee Hildebrand, contributor to the *San Francisco Chronicle, *East Bay News Group and *Living Blues Magazine"
Tiffany Austin is a vocalist, composer, educator, event producer, philanthropist and Berkeley Law Juris Doctor whose musical influences include Sarah Vaughan, Aretha Franklin, Bessie Smith and John Coltrane. She has performed with luminaries such as Pharoah Sanders, Roy Ayers, John Handy, Cyrus Chestnut, and Doug Carn. She's performed on bandstands internationally including at both Birdland and Dizzy's Den in NYC, Walt Disney Concert Hall in her native Los Angeles and the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco. Beyond California, she has performed in Europe, Asia, and Australasia, as well as on nationally televised programming in the United States (NBA Finals Game 7, 2022).