Philip Graulty is a Los Angeles-based guitarist and composer whose musical world lies at the intersection of classical, jazz, and folk music traditions. His artistic practice explores music as a form of memorial, offering, and healing, and his unique approach to the guitar is informed by myriad styles including classical guitar, contemporary jazz, and country blues.
Philip is a co-founder of Bridge to Everywhere, a new music collective that explores connections across diverse musical traditions, and the guitar ensembles Los Angeles Electric 8 and Ikat Quartet. His debut solo EP Won’t You Help To Sing? is available on Spotify.
Vocalist Alice Kirwan Murray is a member of the LA Master Chorale and the Carmel Bach Festival Chorale, and has performed with the Grammy Award Winning Los Angeles Chamber Singers & Cappella, Baroque Music Festival Corona del Mar, Jacaranda Music, Long Beach Opera, Millennium Consort and PRISM. As a session singer, Alice has provided vocals for commercials, television soundtracks and several film scores, including Avatar: The Way Of Water, Nightmare Alley, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Mulan, Fifty Shades of Grey, and Real Steel, to name a few.
Since 2005, Alice has been a teaching artist with the LA Master Chorale’s award-winning educational outreach program, Voices Within, introducing collaborative songwriting to elementary school students throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District. She has been the lead teaching artist with their high school focused Oratorio Project, which has been featured on PBS News Hour, since 2013. Additionally, Alice currently serves as choir director for the historic Church of the Angels in Pasadena.
Linda Leigh has been a grateful Street Symphony Fellow since 2018, as well as a proud member of the Urban Voices Project Choir since 2016. Linda is additionally regarded as an honored and revered elder amongst the Skid Row advocacy and artistic communities. As a member of LACAN’s (Los Angeles Community Action Network) and Downtown Women’s Action Coalition, Linda was instrumental in helping to develop and administer Skid Row’s Women’s Survey Project and Wellness Program.
She is part of the Food and Wellness Collaboration that co-authored communications to Sacramento legislators on behalf of underserved communities across California. As a member of LACAN’s Food and Wellness Collaboration, Linda helped restore Skid Row’s rooftop garden, via which fresh produce is grown and provided to low-income individuals and families across Los Angeles County. For these and many other contributions, Linda received LACAN’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. Since 2014, Linda has also been an esteemed leader, mediator, and teacher at Skid Row’s Studio 526, a safe place for visual and musical artists in the Skid Row community to pursue their talents, to collaborate, and to build community with each other. Studio 526 was instrumental in Linda’s development as an aficionado zine enthusiast enjoying zine Fests and a guest at several readings and other events.
International Jazz Artist, David Sills continues to mesmerize audiences in Los Angeles and abroad. An established main-stay on the LA jazz scene since the mid-’90s, Sills has an original style and sound and has the unique ability to embrace the jazz tradition, at the same time innovating and staying true to his unique individual voice. Originally from the Los Angeles South Bay area, he has established himself as one of the premier jazz saxophonists in Southern California. He began playing woodwinds during his formative teenage years and has thereafter been devoted to continuing to hone and perfect his craft.
After graduating from high school, he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Saxophone Performance from California State University at Long Beach and a Masters Degree in Jazz Studies from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music in New York City. David has since had the privilege of touring throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia with his band, the aptly named David Sills Quartet. David has recorded 17 critically acclaimed albums to date featuring some of the finest top names in jazz as his sidemen and musical collaborators. When David is not performing or recording, he teaches private woodwinds, jazz improvisation and jazz big band at El Camino College. David is honored and proud to be a part of the Street Symphony Performance team leading the Street Symphony Jazz Quartet!
Ase Ashe Drummers
Drumming events build community connections. Cultural exchange drives individuals to feel a sense of belonging and a connection with themselves. Public, accessible events like these Rhythm at the Refresh are the roots for building relationships, establishing comrade that flourishes with community growth. Vibrations are the catalyst which brings people together.
The rhythms of the drum are the heartbeat and universal language we speak to become one.
– Raymond Lewis, Ase Ashe Drummers
Nancy Sanchez Y Las Chorizeras
“Depending on the setting, singer-songwriter Nancy Sanchez can perform ranchera and mariachi, jazz and bossa-nova, or chestnuts from the Great American Songbook. She describes her own music as “Mexican-American art pop.”
The daughter of a mariachi, this Mexican-born, California-raised troubadour sings in both Spanish and English.
Accompanied by her three-woman band, Las Chorizeras, Sanchez puts a contemporary lyrical spin on Mexican folklorico songs that have long been written to reflect a male perspective. The result is old world music with a welcome new word spin.” (George Varga San Diego Union-Tribune).
Sanchez is a natural songwriter and performer. She is also an award winning vocalist. Nancy was born in Toluca Mexico, but made her home in Southern California as a young girl. Her music is a reflection of these two cultures. You will hear elements of Mexican folkloric, Latin Alternative and Jazz in her live set.
Nancy’s new backing band, Las Chorizeras, is an all-Female ensemble that realizes all of Nancy’s songs in a fresh new regional alternative and regional Mexican arrangements.
Yamini Kalluri is a world-class professional Kuchipudi dancer based in New York City where she teaches, performs and choreohraphs full time. She offers performances, workshops, intensives and production direction internationally with an aim to bring a new face and a bigger representation to Kuchipudi globally.
Yamini has founded Kritya with the mission to empower up and coming artists to take Kuchipudi to global platforms. Yamini envisions a new school of thought for Kuchipudi with more awareness of the body, mind and soul. She is taking several nuances from ballet and modern dance to find her own technique and bring about a new age of Kuchipudi which is more relevant to a newer and global generation. Vempati Chinnasatyam , Rukmini Devi Arundale, Akram Khan and Shantala Shivalingappa are some of her inspirations when it comes to innovation for evolution. Yamini sees Kritya as a budding conservatory and incubatory for challenging experimentation and also as a means for dancers and musicians to immerse themselves to find their truest form of expression.
For more information visit www.yaminikalluri.com