Mariah Parker

Mariah Parker (composer and multi-instrumentalist), while completing her degree in music at UC Santa Cruz, worked with ethnomusicologist Fred Lieberman and Mickey Hart on the “Planet Drum” project. She has performed in festivals in the US and Europe, and worked with many musicians of note including composer Pauline Oliveros, the late Dumisani Maraire (renowned composer from Zimbabwe). She has studied with jazz great Art Lande and Latin jazz pianist extraordinaire Rebeca Mauléon, and performs regularly with the innovative world music group Ancient Future.

She released her first solo recording of her compositions, Sangria (Ancient-Future.Com AF 2017), in February of 2009. Her CD release party and debut of her Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble drew a full house at the famous Yoshi's Jazz Club in Oakland.

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"Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble packed Yoshi's in Jack London Square, and the incredible live performance had the audience screaming for more.” — THE BERKELEY DAILY PLANET

"Parker and friends blend the rhythmic syncopations of Latin jazz music with the entrancing, asymmetrical meters of East Indian rhythms resulting in first-class world music.” — LATIN BEAT MAGAZINE

“Dazzling debut.... Parker’s subtle and sensuous sounds reflect exotic flavors of India, the Middle East and Latin America.” — PALO ALTO DAILY NEWS

Collaborating Musicians
 
 
   
 

 

Matthew Montfort is the leader of Ancient Future, and pioneer of the scalloped fretboard guitar (an instrument combining qualities of the South Indian vina and the steel string guitar). He has recorded with legendary world music figures ranging from Bolivian panpipe master Gonzalo Vargas to tabla maestros Swapan Chaudhuri and Zakir Hussain. He has performed concerts world wide, including at the Festival Internacional de la Guitarra on the golden coast of Spain near Barcelona and the Mumbai Festival at the Gateway of India in Bombay.

 

 

 

 
 

Paul McCandless During a distinguished career spanning three decades, Paul McCandless has brought a soaring lyricism to his playing and composing that has been integral to the ensemble sound of two seminal world music bands, the original Paul Winter Consort and the relentlessly innovative quartet, Oregon. A gifted multi-instrumentalist and composer, McCandless has specialized in an unusually broad palette of both single and double reed instruments that reflect his grounding in both classical and jazz disciplines.

 

 
 

Ian Dogole For nearly 30 years, Ian Dogole has articulated his vision of Global Fusion Music as a multipercussionist, bandleader, educator, recording artist, composer and producer. He has recorded and performed with artists such as Hamza el Din, Tito La Rosa, and Alex DeGrassi on a wide variety of percussion instruments, including udu, cajon, hang, African talking drum, kalimbas, cymbals and dumbek. Ian has received numerous grants, including a Jazz Performance Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and grants from the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music (SFFCM).

 
 
 

Fred Randolph While working on his Masters Degree in Composition at CSU Hayward, Fred Randolph fell under the spell of the bass, captivated by its endless possibilities. An accomplished performer, composer, arranger, and educator, Fred is a first-call bassist for many of the Bay Areas finest jazz ensembles, including the Contemporary Jazz Orchestra and Sandy Cressmans Homenagem Brasileira, Marcos Silva, and Frank Martin.  



 
  Brian Rice is a freelance percussionist with a B.M. in Percussion Performance and Ethnomusicology from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. A well-rounded musician, Brian is a highly acclaimed performer, educator and recording artist adept at numerous musical styles including Latin, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and contemporary music. Brian currently performs with several groups including Mike Marshall and Choro Famoso, and Antionio Calogero Quartet (featuring Paul McCandless and Mike Manring).  
 
 

Debopriyo Sarkar A talented tabla player from Kolkata, Debopriyo is a senior disciple of tabla maestro Pandit Anindo Chatterjee. He has been performing in the classical India music scene for many years, accompanying many great artists, as well as an avid experimenter in many forms of music. He has performed in the international arena, playing many concerts in the U.S.A., Japan, India, the Middle East, Canada and Europe, including concert tour with Asha Bhosle and the Kronos Quartet in the U.S. and London in 2005.


 
 

Kash Killion has played extensively with such icons as Cecil Taylor, John Zorn, Sun Ra, Butch Morris and George Lewis. His interest in avant garde jazz was ignited by Sun Ra in 1978, and further heightened by meeting and playing with Pharoah Sanders. Playing cello, bass and assorted Middle Eastern stringed instruments such as, serengi and esraj, Kash's concert history includes performances with Donald Byrd, George Cables, Billy Higgins, Reggie Workman as well as the Sun Ra Arkestra.

 
 
 

Duru Demetrius has performed and/or recorded with such pop and jazz greats as Michael White, Joe Henderson, John Handy, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters. He was a founding member of many of the Northern California African and Pan-African dance troups, such as C.K. Ladzepko's African Music, and is currently head of the music accompaniment department at San Francisco State University and City College.



 
 

Anuradha Pal A disciple of the World renowned Tabla Maestros, Ustad Alla Rakha and Ustad Zakir Hussain, Anuradha has been lauded as the only Female Professional Tabla Player in the country by the prestigious Limca Book of Records. An A grade artist of the All India Radio, Anuradha has been performing since she was eleven. Besides giving Solos, she has been accompanying Veterans like Amjad Ali Khan, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Sultan Khan, Smt. Veena Sahasrabuddhe amongst many others.



 

 

 
 

Mindia Devi Klein is bansuri and jazz flutist, award winning composer and multi-instrumentalist. Trained in both classical music and jazz, by age 19 she followed her muse to India and Indonesia. A disciple of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, she is a Smithsonian Fellow in Indian classical and a Fulbright Scholar of Balinese Gamelan music. Her cutting edge IndoJazz sound continues to blaze new trails and can be heard on numerous recordings, both as soloist and with many musicians of note.