Migguel Anggelo is an artist who uses music, physical theater, dance, text, and costume to create representations of his queer, immigrant, and Venezuelan identities.
Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” guitarist and multimedia performance artist Kaki King is a true iconoclast. (Also see DATA NOT FOUND).
Ethio-Jazz singer Meklit is a celebrated musician, composer and cultural activist, making music that sways between cultures and continents. “Get into Meklit!” -- VIBE
Ron Artis II
Hailing from Hawaii, and deeply influenced by blues, gospel, soul and R&B, Ron Artis II writes with deeply personal intent. His music stands out as both urgent and timeless.
Snarky Puppy's Mark Lettieri is a GRAMMY-winning guitarist. With an active presence online, he leads with hybridity, virtuosity, and major groove. "guitar wiz" – Music Radar
As one of the major figures in jazz, three time GRAMMY-winning Snarky Puppy has developed a signature sound, a rabid fan, and a global presence.
Badi Assad is a Brazilian guitarist, vocalist, composer, and percussionist. Her music crisscrosses and integrates everything from Brazilian folk to classical jazz.
Marta Pereira da Costa
Marta Pereira da Costa is the world’s first and leading female professional Portuguese Guitar player, virtuosically performing the soulful fado sounds of Portugal.
A brilliant and prolific timple player, honoring Canary folk alongside with Flamenco, West African rhythm, jazz, and a 21st century approach to performing “island music.”
Based in Denmark, International award-winning British cellist in expanding the boundaries of what is possible for the classical cellist. He is the founder of the Scandinavian Cello School.
Treya Lam is an American multi-instrumentalist and songwriter who’s joyously complex identity informs but does not define their work, with a variety of multidisciplinary ensembles.
Ekstasis: “The experience of standing outside of oneself.” The Ekstasis Duo (cello and piano) is committed to creating juxtapositions and similarities through daring programming.
International, award-winning Halie Loren performs jazz standards and original songs in multiple languages, influenced broadly by pop, folk, and even gospel music.
Truth to Power Café
Truth to Power Café A participant-driven performance intercut with multimedia: monologue, poetry, and music. TTPC is powered by testimony from participants speaking truth to power.
"Queen of the underground,” performance artist Penny Arcade has had a mainstream presence on almost every continent for over 40 years. “infectious energy” – NY Times
Mark de Clive Lowe
Mark de Clive-Lowe is an American DJ, musician, composer and producer of Japanese-New Zealand descent, who delivers his lifetime of journeys to different musical ports.
One of Mexico’s most important cultural exports of instrumental music. “Noisy, chaotic, sprawling, messy, and altogether wonderful.” - All About Jazz
Pipo is a unique and virtuosic acoustic fingerstyle guitarist using steel strings to innovate in Flamenco, pop, indie, and new music.