The Jazz House is a small, non-descript warehouse
located next to the police station where Martin Luther King and Adeline Street meet.
A blue light and a peculiar "Ant" sign reside above the entrance.
Joelle Leandre has also worked with Merce Cunningham and with John Cage, who has composed especially for her - as have Scelsi, Fenelon, Jolas and Clementi.
As well as working in contemporary music, Leandre has played with some of the great names in jazz and improvisation, such as Derek Bailey, Anthony Braxton, Georges Lewis, Evan Parker, Irene Schweizer, Steve Lacy, Fred Frith and John Zorn. She has written extensively for dance and theatre, and has staged a number of multidisciplinary performances.
Her reputation is international, and her work as a composer and a performer, both in solo recitals and as part of ensembles, has put her under the lights of the most prestigious stages of Europe, the Americas and Asia. Joelle Leandre also has more than seventy recordings to her credit.
About India Cooke:
As one of California's most respected contract artists, she has performed as featured soloist with Joe Williams and the Louie Bellson Orchestra, and has played with Sarah Vaughn, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra and many others.
Her continuing jazz and improvisation experiences include performances with Pharoah Sanders, Sun Ra, Cecil Tayor, Pauline Oliveros and many others.
As an educator, Ms. Cooke was an Artist-in
Residence at the San Francisco School of the Arts, and currently teaches at
the San Francisco Community Music Center, Mills College, Santa Clara
Children's Shelter and at her private studio. She has conducted
lecture/performances in Bay Area public schools, colleges, and other