Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community


A list of musicians living and performing in the Bay Area. Select an artist's name for details.
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Bruce Ackley
Saxophonist, composer, Rova member, band leader.
Steve Adams
Saxophonist, composer, Rova member, band leader
Josh Allen
Scott Amendola
drums, percussion, composer, band leader
Vijay Anderson
Freelance drummer, bandleader, composer, and teacher
Jon Arkin
Kenneth Atchley
Amma Ateria
Ritwik Banerji
ethnomusicologist, improviser, sound artist, and saxophonist
Nancy Beckman
Lorin Benedict
improvising vocalist
Tom Bickley
Recorder, Vocals, Electronics, co-founder and director of the Cornelius Cardew Choir
John Bischoff
Computer and Electronic Music
Black Cedar
Black Cedar is devoted to the performance and creation of existing and new chamber music for flute, cello, and guitar.
Myles Boisen
Guitarist, composer, band leader
Cornelius Boots
shakuhachi, Taimu (bass shakuhachi) & composition
Chris Brown
electronics and piano
Sheldon Brown
saxophone, clarinet, piccolo, flute, alto sax
Kyle Bruckmann
Oboe, English horn, analog electronics
Christopher Burns
composer, improviser, and multimedia artist
Ian Carey
trumpeter, composer, arranger, bandleader and instructor
Doug Carroll
Electric violin, cello
Brett Carson
pianist, composer
Anita Chandavarkar
classical/jazz flutist/sax player/bansuri (Indian flute) improviser
Amanda Chaudhary
composer and performer specializing in contemporary and electronic music
Tania Chen
Pianist, improviser, experimental musician, sound artist.
Nathan Clevenger
Oakland-bred and -based composer and guitarist, working on the margins of jazz, modern classical, and free improvisation.
Mark Clifford
vibraphonist, composer, and percussionist
Rachel Condry
clarinetist, composer and improviser
Michael Cooke
Composer, multi-reeds : flute, saxes, bass clarinet, and bassoon
Kevin Corcoran
percussion & field recording
Patrick Cress
saxophonist and composer
Bill Crossman
jazz/world-music pianist, composer, and educator
Beth Custer
Clarinetist, composer, performer, and teacher
Andre Custodio
Drummer | Music Educator | Bandleader
Matt Davignon
Drum Machine & electronically-modified sounds
Bryan Day
improviser, instrument builder, and conceptual artist
Tim DeCillis
Percussionist, Composer, Improviser
Solidad Decosta
spoken word artist, author, performer, pianist and composer
Danielle DeGruttola
Cello, Electric Cello, Composer
Del Sol String Quartet
Riveting performances of new music with a global pulse
Ernesto Diaz-Infante
guitarist, composer and improviser
Thomas Dimuzio
composer, musician, mastering engineer and label proprietor
Bjll Dingalls
Bill Hsu, Matt Ingalls, Tom Djll
James Diomede
Microphone, Electronics
Tom Djll
Trumpet, keyboards, electronics, composer, writer
Wade Driver
Drums, Exhaustophone, Guitar, Electronics, Sheet Metal, Free Cymbals, Anything and Everything
Jack Curtis Dubowsky
composer, pianist, bassist, keyboardist, arranger, filmmaker.
Nava Dunkelman
percussionist and improviser
Kristina Dutton
Violinist, Improviser, Composer
Thea Farhadian
James Fei
saxophones and live electronics
gabby fluke-mogul
Violinist, Improviser, Composer, Educator
Fred Frith
Guitarist, Composer
Philip Gelb
Ghost In The House
A soundtrack for the subconscious
Barbara Golden
Composer, performer, producer.
Greg Goodman
improvising pianist
Phillip Greenlief
Woodwinds, Composer, Educator
Scot Gresham-Lancaster
Composer, Instrument Designer, Computer Musician
Wayne Grim
musician and sound artist
Ross Hammond
Happy Valley Band
The Great American Songbook heard through the ear of a machine
Michelle Hardy
composer, improviser, world flute player with f/x
Ron Heglin
Trombone, tuba, voice
Matt Herman
San Francisco-based extended-range guitarist/looper with Storm Door, Disonova, and solo.
Julie Herndon
Jack Hertz
Artist / Programmer / Synthesist
Lars Hidde
Composer, Remixer, Performer, Producer/Engineer
Molly Holm
singer and composer who blends jazz, improvisation, and North Indian Raga
Motoko Honda
concert pianist, composer, and sound artist
Jason Hoopes
Bassist / Educator
Bill Hsu
electronics and real-time video
Matt Ingalls
Clarinet, Computer Music
John Ingle
Andrew Barnes Jamieson
pianist, keyboardist, composer and arranger
Gary “Jazz Bass” Johnson
Composer and Bassist
Lewis Jordan
alto saxophone, poetry
Henry Kaiser
Guitarist, improviser
Kasey Knudsen
saxophonist, composer & educator
Heikki Koskinen
E-trumpet, recorder, piano, composer, educator
Henry Kuntz
tenor saxophone, musette, wood flutes, etc.
Todd Larson
Working as an improvising musician and composer, including ambient/electronic/soundscapes informed by architecture, urban life, nature.
Dohee Lee
improvising Korean percussionist, dancer, vocalist
David Leikam
Composer-performer and bandleader. Being born with cerebral palsy has affected his body and speech, giving him a distinct view into his creative arts/music process and being largely a self-taught multi-instrumentalist.
Cheryl E. Leonard
composer - performer - instrument builder
Aaron Levin
drums, percussion, & electronics
Sarah Lockhart
curator and video artist, drums
Scott R. Looney
piano, hyperpiano, electronics
Robert Lopez
The Lost Trio
Phillip Greenlief, saxophones; Dan Seamans, bass; Tom Hassett, drums
Ting Luo
Piano Recitalist and Collaborator
Doug Lynner
performs, composes and records using vintage and contemporary analog modular synthesizers, digital and virtual synthesizers and traditional instruments
Joshua Marshall
saxophonist and composer/improviser
Franck Martin
I make noise, some people are nice with me and call it music.
Jenny Maybee
pianist, vocalist and composer
Collette McCaslin
Cornet, analogue electronics
Thollem McDonas
Randy McKean
Myra Melford
Pianist, composer
Lucio Menegon
guitarist, composer, sonic artist
Lisa Mezzacappa
double bassist, improviser, composer
David Michalak
Filmmaker/Soundtracks/Lap steel guitar
Dave Mihaly
Drummer and music teacher
Roscoe Mitchell
composer, jazz instrumentalist and educator
Polly Moller
Composer, performer, improviser; flute, bass flute, voice, guitar
Amy X Neuburg
composer/performer, voice and electronics, chamber works
Bill Noertker
Kjell Nordeson
Will Northlich-Redmond
multi-instrumentalist, composer, electronic musician, and educator
Tom Nunn
Improviser / Experimental Instruments
Peter Nyboer
audio and video artist and programmer
Larry Ochs
Saxophonist, composer, Rova member, band leader
Suki O'Kane
ercussionist, composer, instigator
Ann O'Rourke
Free improviser - video, vocals, percussion
Crystal Pascucci
cellist, composer and improviser
Maggi Payne
Composer, Recording Engineer, Flutist, Video Artist
Daniel Pearce
Drummer working in areas of free improvisation and jazz, long and short forms.
Jakob Pek
multi-instrumentalist, improviser, composer, and poet
Tim Perkis
James Perley
Composer and interactive media artist
Dan Plonsey
Saxophonist, composer, band leader, webmaster
Eddie Pollard
Drums, machines, percussion, electronics, samples
Mika Pontecorvo
guitarist, flutist, live electronics, composer, improviser, process architect
Garth Powell
drums, percussion, composition
Jon Raskin
Saxophonist, composer, Rova member, band leader
Amy Reed
visual artist/composer/improvisor
rob reich
Yes, I'm the one who eats the music.
Wendy Reid
Eric Glick Rieman
composer - prepared Rhodes, piano, and multi-instrumentalist performer
Danishta Rivero
improviser and sound artist
Gino Robair
Percussionist, Splatter Trio
Jake Rodriguez
Rent Romus
Saxophonist, instrumentalist and composer, producer, curator
Rova Saxophone Quartet
Larry Ochs, Bruce Ackley, Jon Raskin, Steve Adams
Lx Rudis
Bruno Ruviaro
Composition, Electronic Music, Laptop Orchestra
Jim Ryan
Saxophones, flute, spoken word
David Samas
composer, cosmologist, poet, painter, performer, philosopher, farmer and father of 4
San Francisco Contemporary Music Players
Experience large-ensemble contemporary classical works of the most influential and innovative composers of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Dean Santomieri
electronic music and musique concrete
Richard Saunders
bassist and composer
John Schott
Guitarist, composer, teacher, human.
Santa Clara Laptop Orchestra
Dan Seamans
Bassist and founding member of The Lost Trio, The New Klezmer Trio, and with bassist with Graham Connah's Jettison Slinky, Sonya Hunter, and many others
Sophia Shen
Composer, sound artist, pipa performer/ improviser and pianist
John Shiurba
Eki Shola
Composer, pianist, and singer
Todd Sickafoose
Bassist, Bandleader, Composer
T.D. Skatchit
Inventor of the Skatchbox
David Slusser
Electronics, Woodwinds, Composer
E. Doctor Smith
Drummer, producer, electronic percussionist
Laetitia Sonami
Sound artist, performer and researcher
Moe! Staiano
Drums, percussion, composer, orchestra leader
Christina Stanley
violinist, composer, vocalist and experienced music instructor
Donald Swearingen
composer and pianist
Patrick Talesfore, Jr.
drum set artist from Sunnyvale, California
Oluyemi Thomas
Saxophones, bass clarinet
Ijeoma Thomas
Spoken word artist, poet
Marshall Trammell
Ken Ueno
Biggi Vinkeloe
alto saxophone and flute
Eli Wallace
pianist and composer
Tim Walters
Tim Walters is a sonic and visual computer artist.
Zachary James Watkins
Noise, Resonance, Harmonics
Luke Westbrook
guitarist, composer
Peter Whitehead
composer, songwriter, performer and instrument builder
Jennifer Wilsey
percussionist, improviser, composer, and educator
Sarah Wilson
Composer, trumpeter, singer-songwriter
William Winant
Bill Wolter
guitarist, composer, and bandleader
Francis Wong
Theresa Wong
Cellist, improviser and composer
Charles Xavier
Producer, composer, electronic musician and percussionist
Pamela Z