these wonderful photographs were taken by Jonathan Mathis for my Small World album release, 2010. I met Jonathan while I was working at the Center for Digital Storytelling in Berkeley, CA. Jonathan runs a monthly workshop series called Creative Digital Workshops.
While in the Upper West Side on a Saturday morning, I was asked to pose for the camera...apparently I'm a fashionista. I'll take it! Thanks to Melissa Cavrell for noticing. Check out her article here.
...is one of the most inspiring people I know. She was a legendary member of the Black Panther Party, and is relentless in her education and mentorship of young people. I know her most intimately as a fellow meditator and have had the privilege of receiving her mentorship over the years. I also had the opportunity to design graphics for Ericka's website. These are some sample images.
These are designs I created for an unreleased studio album recorded in 2008. For those of you familiar with my live shows, this unreleased recording contains the original song, "Sweetest I Love You."
This is probably my favorite recording. We did it in 2006 on 4-track tape at Expression Studios in the Bay. It was a late night session - midnight to 4am, and all the rythym tracks and lead vocals were recorded live. It was such a treat to record this music with some of my favorite musicians. Find it on iTunes.
I had the honor to be the Creative Director for this video announcing Esperanza Spalding's new 2015 tour: Emily's D+ Evolution.
Image copyright Esperanza Spalding.
photo: Holly Andres
video producer/editor: Ashby Lee Collinson
My latest album...featuring songs inspired by places all over the world. I only made 200 physical copies, and each one is hand numbered by me. I've reserved a few - if you're interested in one before they're gone, email me at Theresa@theresaperez.com.
These awesome tags were created for me by the one and only Crayone, Bay Area graffiti art pioneer.
Recorded in 2003 while in my last year at the Berklee College of Music, this was my first full-length album. Engineered by Frank Charlton, recorded in his apartment. Photography and vocals by Krissy Nunes.
Bass: Esperanza Spalding, Bridget Kearney, Mariana Iranzi
Dumbek: Karim Nagi
Flute: Michael Birnbryer
Writing, Guitar, Piano, Vocals and album design: yours truly
design for one-page and deck for (the legendary) Wayne Shorter's project.
I met Michael when I was working as a raw foods chef in San Francisco. He invited me into his studio to record vocals on "la la," and to open for him at the Fillmore.
I supported this amazing non-proft in Berkeley, CA for 3 years. They run incredible programs fusing media and storytelling around the world. www.storycenter.org
I worked as local producer for Esperanza's first album, and traveled with her in the years following for various projects.
I acted in this video from the Radio Music Society album - Esperanza's beautiful rendition of "I Can't Help It."