Nancy Correll (pianist) served as a staff accompanist for the Music Department at Humboldt State University from 1975 to 2001. She comes from Ohio, and graduated from Carleton College in Minnesota, where she studied with Anne Mayer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Humboldt State University, where she studied with Charles Fulkerson. Now retired, she continues to teach piano and voice in McKinleyville, where she lives with her husband, Richard Duning. Other interests include traveling, gardening, hiking, bird-watching, writing, environmental activism, and pottery.
Undated bird sketch by Morris Graves,
in the artist’s archives at the
University of Oregon
Garrick Woods (cello, bass) comes from a family of professional musicians and studied music extensively from his earliest years. While cello remains his primary instrument, he also studied trombone, voice, bass, and conducting. Primary instructors included Mark Votapek, Nancy Green, John Eckstein, and Pegsoon Whang, with supplemental instruction from Pamela Frame, Emílio Colón, Steve Balderston, and Janos Starker. Garrick holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Arizona and completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Utah in 2016. Dr. Woods performs as a substitute for the Utah and Hawaii Symphonies and now serves as principal cello of the Eureka Symphony. Garrick also performed as a studio musician on many television, game, and film soundtracks. He currently holds the title of Assistant Professor at Humboldt State University, teaching cello and bass, and also directs the Humboldt Symphony.
Gina Leishman (composer/musician) will be accompanying the performance playing accordion, glass armonica and electronics.
Custom glass armonica owned by composer
Gina Leishman, made for her in Seattle.
Note that under each glass is a separate turntable, all operated by a foot pedal. Each glass is tuned separately by the amount of water in it, and each glass has been chosen for its unique tone.
The original glass armonica was the invention of Benjamin Franklin.
Michael Moore (clarinet) was born in 1954 and raised in Arcata. After absorbing music at home, playing locally and attending The College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University, he graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music in 1977. Since 1982 he has made his home in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He has played and recorded with the groups of Mark Helias, Gerry Hemingway, Sean Bergin, Maurice Horsthuis, Georg Graewe, Klaus Konig, Burton Greene (Klezmokum), Simon Nabatov, Dave Douglas, Myra Melford, Mark Dresser, Ig Henneman and others. In 1986 he received the Dutch jazz award, the Boy Edgar Prijs. In 2000–2002 Moore was voted #1 clarinetist in the Down Beat's Critics Poll. He was also voted winner of the Bird Award from the Northsea Jazz Fest in 2000. Since 1991 his activities as composer and performer have been documented both on his own recording label, Ramboy, and others. His playing and writing can be heard on more than 100 CDs. His later activities include his 'Fragile' Quartet, Michael Moore Quintet, Jewels & Binoculars, the music of Bob Dylan, the Magpie dance and music performance group, the Achim Kaufmann Trio, Benoit Delbecq, Oskar Aichinger (music of Carla Bley and Annette Peacock), the Paul Berner band, and, his longest musical affiliation, The Instant Composers Pool (ICP) Orchestra. In September 2018 he began a collaboration as composer and soloist with the NDR Bigband in Hamburg, Germany. Mr. Moore has a deep understanding of both the American jazz and the Dutch improvised music traditions, but his writing and playing are also influenced by music from other cultures; music of Sicily, Madagascar, Istria, and Indonesia have also been particularly influential. He has collaborated with and been influenced by poets and poetry, dancers, and other visual artists. He teaches composition, ensembles and sax and clarinet lessons at the Prins Claus Conservatorium in Groningen, and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, NL.