DJ Jerm,is an up and coming beat maker and producer from San Francisco. He is one of two producers in the newly founded Bay Area Hip-Hop Collective The WORD. DJ JERM’s production features original compositions, with infectious gritty bass heavy drums and powerful synthesizer driven chord progressions and melodies. Although when needed DJ JERM also possess the ability to manipulate musical samples and transform them into entirely new musical masterpieces. His work provides Emcee’s with an audible canvas to display their story telling and emotional word play. His work can be heard on the recently released Bassment Project with fellow WORD members Metafizix. Some specific examples of his work consist of “Folks Under Yo Stairs”, “Critical Thought” & “Invasion”.
Watersaw, is a 4-piece band from the bay area. Their music is specifically composed for modern dance choreography and film sound tracks. Creating layers of sound through loopers (recording devices), their live music is rich with texture and subtle complexity.
The musicians use their instruments in both traditional and experiential ways, facilitating an array of sounds. Arrangements are composed according to the needs of the choreographer or film director. Cello, upright bass, guitar, percussion, drums, and female vocals create the movement and resonance of Watersaw.
Chris Evans: Cello and Looper
Mark Fassett: Upright Bass, Guitar, and Looper
Nicole Laby: Vocals, Percussion, and Looper
Michael Tornatore: Drums, Laptop
Jenny B, Light Designer,
1994-Current: Lighting Designer, Shady Lady Lighting
Shady lady Lighting has created a name for herself by mind blowing lighting effects, strong imagery with using conceptual lighting. Achievements include: Connie Francis LIVE @ the Castro Theatre Feb.2007,San Francisco's New De Young 2005 Month long opening Celebrations, New Year's eve @ The Clift Hotel 2001-2005, Castro Theatre San Francisco permanent installation, Bill Shannon the CrutchMaster of NYC, Brava Theater’s special events, San Francisco’s International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Special Events, National Queer Arts Festival. (Women in Music series at Brava Theater, Sini Anderson’s Displacement, and Margo Gomez, Straight Wet Female.) Smash TV.(Hired to create environments enhancing vibe on a international broadcast of Gold Chains) Shadyladylighting.blogspot.com