"Patrice Williamson isn't a singer, she's a one-woman jazz sampler... She is a woman of many voices, each distinctly intriguing, all distinctly her own." - JazzTimes

Patrice Williamson
whose fluent scat style and sensitive ballad work have earned her Boston Magazine's "Best of Boston" award and several Boston Music Award nominations, is a favorite in Boston and beyond. She's been heard at both the Tanglewood and Marblehead Jazz Festivals, as well as at the International Women's Forum in Singapore. Both of her independent recordings, My Shining Hour and Free to Dream, have received high praise from jazz critics around the country. She is also actively passing on her knowledge and love of the jazz tradition through her teaching at The New School of Music in Cambridge, Wellesley College, and Milton Academy.



"Possessing a gorgeous voice, Sandi Hammond is a melodic, keyboard-based folk-club singer who exists far beyond what's normally thought of as folk..." - Boston Herald

Sandi Hammond
is a Boston-based indie singer-songwriter who writes in an alternative style all her own on both piano and guitar. With two solo records behind her (Rubbergirl on Aspire Records and This Summer Night on Brave Records) and a track on the internationally renowned Respond compilation (Columbia Records), she is currently working on an original two-act musical with gospel-style songs, in collaboration with songwriter-lyricist Mark Stepakoff. Sandi also runs her own commissioned songwriting business, Your Own Lullaby.


"Singers of the caliber of Emily Browder are sheer lagniappe..."- Boston Globe

Emily Browder
has received critical acclaim in the Boston area as a versatile singing actress. She has sung several roles with Opera Boston and has also appeared as a soloist with Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), Opera UnLimited, the Cantata Singers, the Boston Music Theater Project, Boston Vocal Artists, New England Voices, and various Walter Robinson productions. She can be heard in the role of The Boy on BMOP's acclaimed recording of Lukas Foss's Griffelkin (Chandos) and as Eve in Daniel Pinkham's GardenParty (Arsis). Upcoming releases include The Humble Heart, produced by New England Voices.

Mark Shilansky
began playing the piano and writing songs at the age of eight and is still at it. Active as a pianist, singer/songwriter, producer and arranger, Mark has worked with such artists as New York Voices, Luciana Souza, Kenny Wheeler, Claudio Roditi, and Clark Terry. He has appeared on over 40 CDs, including three as a leader, First Look (1997), Different Songs (2000), and Other Voices (2003), and serves as an Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music and the University of NH.


E.S.P. is the Vocal Ensemble in Residence at the New School of Music.