Dallas String Quartet
An international music sensation, Dallas String Quartet was founded in 2007 by violist Ion Zanca. A fusion of contemporary classical and pop music, DSQ uses both traditional and electric strings performing as a quartet with the full accompaniment of drums and guitar. Known for their eclectic renditions of anything from Guns N’ Roses' ‘Sweet Child of Mine’ to Shawn Mendes' ‘Señorita,’ DSQ is Bach meets Bon Jovi. In addition to their electric show, DSQ performs a holiday show titled after their newly released album 'A Very Merry Christmas.' The group is comprised of composer and violist Ion Zanca, violinists Eleanor Dunbar and Melissa Priller, bassist Young Heo, guitarist Anthony Plant, and percussionist/drummer Efren Guzman. DSQ has over 30 million streams on Spotify, more than 4 million views on YouTube, and receives over 1 million streams per week from their dedicated fans on Pandora. DSQ has performed for Presidents Obama and Bush, the College Football Playoffs, the NBA and NFL organizations, and sold out concert venues like the House of Blues and symphony halls. They’ve played alongside Josh Groban, Chicago, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and had music featured by ESPN and A&E. The Wall Street Journal: 'this is not your grandmother’s string quartet.' Photo by Teresa Jolie.
Charles Van Derveer
Universal Attractions Agency
New York, NY 10018
public performance/concert $11,000 - $12,500
school performance $5,500 - $6,250
workshop fees $1,000
travel/per diem/lodging $1,000 - $1,500
Del Castillo has become a symbol of the cross-cultural power of music with their eclectic blend of flamenco, rock, Latin, blues, and world music. They have been described as a 'cross between Paco de Lucia and Yngwie Malmsteen,' or a 'Latinized Allman Brothers Band.' Their shows consist of passionate material including fresh-faced flamenco, many originals, classics given a new coat of paint, and jamming with the enthusiasm of a band that is comfortable together, but years away from feeling tired. They have received numerous awards, and their music has appeared in a dozen major films and TV shows. They can offer workshops in guitar playing, songwriting, and percussion if presented in conjunction with a concert or school performance. School performances work best if scheduled in conjunction with a public performance. Photo by Mark del Castillo.
4425 S. Mopac Expy Building 2, Suite 300
Austin, TX 78735
public performance/concert $7,000 - $10,000
school performance $3,500 - $5,000
workshop fees $1,000 - $2,500
travel/per diem/lodging $100 - $1,000
Joel Laviolette & Rattletree
Joel Laviolette & Rattletree offer a variety of offerings catering to the specific needs of the event. Rattletree is a must-see multi-sensory live show experience of electronic percussion and one-of-a-kind hand-built African marimbas triggering driving synth sounds, bursts of color, and dynamic live video projection. Rattletree primarily plays evening festivals and venues where their multimedia art experience and captivating electronic sounds shine. Kupira Marimba is their highly versatile fully acoustic family-friendly offering. Kupira's music creates a foot-stomping, heart-pounding, and hand clapping experience for people of all ages. Laviolette has over 25 years of experience studying and playing traditional music with his teachers in Zimbabwe. Kupira Marimba brings joy and cultural experience to schools, libraries, museums, city concert series, and outdoor community festivals. Joel Laviolette also offers solo interactive multi-media performances that incorporate live music, interactive video projection mapping, and audience participation. These installations are a big hit at lighted-arts festivals, museums, and art galleries. All performances may include an optional hands-on workshop or educational demonstration/assembly. Every show is customized to the needs of the presenter, and we are excited to make your next event something that people will be talking about for years! Photo by Ismael Quintanilla III.
300 Crockett St. #112
Austin, TX 78704
public performance/concert $1,500 - $10,000
school performance $1,800 - $3,500
workshop fees $1,000 - $5,500
travel/per diem/lodging $200 - $1,000
Mother Falcon is a symphonic rock band from Austin, TX, known for their wide-ranging instrumentation and collaborative songwriting. Founded in 2008, the group includes a collective of musicians including players of strings, horns, guitars, pedal steel, and percussion. Embraced by Austin, Mother Falcon garnered national attention in 2013 and has since been touring the US and Canada performing original music, and performing an original score commissioned by Lionheart Youth Theatre in collaboration with Glass Half Full Theatre. The band has also collaborated with artists including Ben Sollee, Amanda Palmer, Kaki King, and Gina Chavez. In 2019, Mother Falcon was awarded the B. Iden Payne Award for Best Original Score for American Blood Song, written in collaboration with Austin’s Trouble Puppet Theatre Company. Over the last 8 years, the band has been running the Mother Falcon Music Lab, an educational program designed to empower students to be creative with the skills they have through collaboration in music and media. Players of all instruments and abilities become members of multi-instrumental bands and collaborate to write an original song. Different workshops allow students to expand their creativity and perspective, including logo design, DIY screen printing, analog and digital recording, podcasting, photography, and animation. Photo by Alexandra Galewsky.
1401 West 40th street
Austin, TX 78756
public performance/concert $2,500 - $10,000
school performance $1,200 - $4,000
workshop fees $500 - $2,000
travel/per diem/lodging $1,500 - $3,000
Steve Parker creates communal, democratic work to examine history, systems, and behavior. His projects include elaborate civic rituals for humans, animals, and machines; listening sculptures modeled after obsolete surveillance tools; and cathartic transportation symphonies for operators of cars, pedicabs, and bicycles. He is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a Harrington Fellowship, and the Tito’s Prize. Parker has exhibited and performed at institutions, public spaces, and festivals internationally. Highlights include Art Basel Miami Beach, the Lucerne Festival (Switzerland), MASS MoCA, the Lincoln Center Festival, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Fusebox Festival, Tanglewood, Los Angeles Philharmonic inSIGHT, SXSW, the Stone, Contemporary Arts Center (New Orleans), the Blanton Museum of Art (Austin), the Asian Arts Initiative (Philadelphia), The Contemporary Austin, Bowerbird, and the Gene Siskel Film Center (Chicago). Parker has been awarded support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New Music USA, the Copland Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, and the Mid-America Arts Alliance. He is the Curator of SoundSpace at the Blanton Museum of Art, Executive Director of Collide Arts, and a full-time faculty member at the University of Texas-San Antonio. He holds degrees in math and music from Oberlin, Rice, and the University of Texas-Austin. Photo by Blanton Museum of Art.
12026 Wycliff Ln
Austin, TX 78727
public performance/concert $1,000 - $50,000
school performance $500 - $10,000
workshop fees $500 - $6,500
travel/per diem/lodging $150 - $2,000
Called 'the quintessential modern composer' by the London Independent, Austin-based composer-bandleader-improviser Graham Reynolds creates, performs, and records music for film, theater, dance, rock clubs and concert halls with collaborators ranging from Richard Linklater and Jack Black to DJ Spooky and Ballet Austin. He recently scored Where'd You Go Bernadette, with Cate Blanchett; the Rude Mechs' Stop Hitting Yourself, for Lincoln Center Theater; Ballet Austin's Grimm Tales; Happy Jail for Netflix; and a multi-year commission from Ballroom Marfa, The Marfa Triptych. From improvised workshop series, small watering holes to large scale performances such as Mozart's Requiem Undead, Reynolds' touring offerings are extensive, adaptable, and include commissions and scores. His Creative Capital Award-winning project, Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance, is a bilingual cross-border opera about the enigmatic general, legendary bandit, and hero of the Mexican Revolution, providing a lens into Mexico, the border, and the relationship between communities of both nations. Other touring options include an original live score for Alfred Hitchcock's The Lodger, the jazz-based but far reaching Golden Arm Trio, the Marfa Country & Western Big Band Suite, as well as commissions, private performances, workshops, or master classes, whether as a solo artist or a group. Photo by Bill McCullough.
5811 Berkman Dr, Ste 132
Austin, TX 78723
public performance/concert $1,500 - $100,000
school performance $1,200 - $12,000
workshop fees $1,200 - $10,000
travel/per diem/lodging $150 - $10,000