Sacramento guitarist Ross Hammond has played on large stages and in small corners throughout the United States and beyond. His sound is equal parts jazz, folk, blues, spirituals and world music.
Lori Goldston is an American cellist and composer. Accomplished in a wide variety of styles, including classical, world music, rock and free improvisation, she came to prominence as the touring cellist for Nirvana from 1993–1994 and appears on their live album MTV Unplugged in New York. She was a member of Earth, the Black Cat Orchestra, and Spectratone International, and also performs solo.
Tim DuRoche is a Portland-based jazz drummer, cultural writer, radio host, and artist-civic ecologist. My work over the last 25 years (live performance, community engagement and conversation, curating, public art and journalism/creative nonfiction) has been part of an evolving fascination with the improvisational weft and warp that occurs between art, entertainment, history, culture, and the public realm.
"Seattle arts organization Table & Chairs curates weekly sessions that showcase new, experimental music and include a free improvisation jam session, always free and open to the public. Our mission is to give musicians of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to interact with and inspire one another, while establishing a community-accessible home for our music, which would otherwise only exist in classrooms, basements, outer space, etc."