Aperio, a versatile musical group ranging from small chamber ensemble to full orchestra, features the presentation of new works alongside masterpieces of the New World repertoire. The ensemble has come to be known for its imaginative and visionary programming, community partnerships, and its steady evolution and growth as an organization. Programming examples: Jambalaya! An exploration of African American Music & History – Gospel vocalist Barbara Johnson Tucker and pianist Michael Pickett engage students on a historical journey exploring the African-American experience told through folk song, gospel, jazz, and evocative poetry. Jazz It Up! – Jazz instrumentalists will engage students on a variety of techniques, styles, and improvisatory tricks needed to be a jazz musician. Southern Exposure – Evoking a journey across a vast musical landscape, this program explores a wide range of compositional styles that both signify and redefine contemporary Latin American music. Loveletter & Radio Rewrite – a grooving program of minimalist music and Lo-Fi jams anchored by the full-length, live orchestral performance of DJ Sun’s masterful ‘Loveletter.’ Sun’s work and creative edges are steeped in diverse musical experiences, with elements of soul, jazz, reggae and dance. Photo by Lynn Lane.

Additional information



Contact name

Michael Zuraw

Contact address

1919 Decatur Street Houston TX 77007

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Public Performance

$1, 300 – $30, 000

School performance

$100 – $3, 500

Workshop fees
Travel per diem lodging

$75 – $3, 750




Special audiences

Festivals, Libraries, People with disabilities, Schools, Seniors

School audiences

Elementary, High, Middle

Venue size

Larger, Medium, Smaller, Unplugged, Very Large

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