Artists

Ensembles

  • A picture of the album cover for Plate Fork Knife Spoon

    Plate Fork Knife Spoon

    Plate, Fork, Knife, Spoon are the rhythm section behind the Crown City Rockers (ex-Mission) crew.

  • A photo of the cover of Throttle Elevator Music IV

    Throttle Elevator Music featuring Kamasi Washington

    Cross Coltrane with The Clash and it would resemble the departure point Throttle Elevator Music leaps from.

  • A photo of Variable Unit.

    Variable Unit

    Variable Unit recorded and played live from 2000 – 2005, making five albums with a collective of Bay Area talent.

  • A photo of the Wide Hive Players at the piano.

    Wide Hive Players

    The Wide Hive Players is a group that descended from the house band. Core members of the Wide Hive Players include Gregory Howe, Matt Montgomery, Tim Hyland, saxophonist Doug Rowan, and drummer Big Thomas McCree.

Guest Musicians

  • A photo of Babatunde Lea

    Babatunde Lea

    Babatunde Lea, "Tunde," as he is known to intimates, has drawn immeasurable experience working with such singular stylists as Leon Thomas, Pharoah Sanders, Stan Getz, Joe Henderson, Van Morrison, and a host of others.

  • A photo of Boots Riley looking thoughtful.

    Boots Riley

    Boots Riley is an American MC Rapper and producer best known for his work with The Coup.

  • A photo of Chester Thompson.

    Chester Thompson

    Chester Thompson is a keyboardist and B3 specialist best known for recording and touring with Tower of Power and Carlos Santana.

  • A photo of Doug Carn.

    Doug Carn

    Doug Carn is a keyboardist and B3 organ player who has played with Nat Adderly, Earth Wind and Fire, Shirley Horn, Lou Donaldson, Stanley Turrenting, and Irene Reid.

  • A photo of Drew Zingg at the Wide Hive Studio.

    Drew Zingg

    Drew Zingg is an American guitarist best known as lead guitarist and musical director of Steely Dan's reunion tour 1993 - 1995.

  • A picture of Erik Jekabson playing a trumpet.

    Erik Jekabson

    Erik Jekabson is an American trumpet player, composer, and music educator from Berkeley, California.

  • A photo of Lyrics Born.

    Lyrics Born

    Lyrics Born is a well known MC and rapper who has collaborated with Kasabian, Galactic, DJ Shadow, The Bamboos, Soulico, Dosmoccos, Blackalicious, Jurassic 5, DJ Z-Trip, Morcheeba and Zion I.

  • A photo of Paul Hanson.

    Paul Hanson

    Paul Hanson has performed with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Wayne Shorter, Dewey Redman, Billy Higgins and Cirque du Soleil.

  • A photo of Pharoah Sanders

    Pharoah Sanders

    Pharoah Saunders is a Grammy Award winning American jazz saxophonist who is known for his collaborations with John Coltrane in the mid-60s.

  • A photo of Roger Glenn.

    Roger Glenn

    Recognized as a master flute and vibraphone player, Roger Glenn has played and recorded with such giants of Jazz and Latin music as Dizzy Gillespie, Mongo Santamaria, Herbie Mann, Cal Tjader and Rosemary Clooney, to name just a few.