Jin Hi Kim highly acclaimed and innovative komungo (a fourth century Korean fretted board zither) virtuosi and multi-cultural composer. Kims work celebrates the different energies of Buddhist influenced Korean court music and the spirit of Shamanistic folk music.
Min Xiao-Fen Chinese pipa virtuosi who is a native of Nanjing and learned the pipa at age 12 from her father Min Ji-Qian, a noted educator and pipa master. She has lectured and performed worldwide, in solo recitals, with symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, in Chinese traditional music repetoires and improvisational groups with new jazz artists.
Mark Dresser highly celebrated bassist/ composer who has been performing solo contrabass and improvisational ensemble music since 1972. One of the master bassists of modern jazz. "Mark Dresser is an inventor. He may also be the most important bassist to emerge since 1980 in jazz or classical music." Los Angeles Times.
Jane Ira Bloom soprano saxophonist/composer who is a pioneer in the use of live electronics and movement in jazz, as well as the possessor of "one of the most gorgeous tones of any soprano saxophonist - Pulse." Bloom was the first musician ever commissioned by NASA and was also honored by having an asteroid named in her honor by the International Astronomical Union.