Jami Sieber in Concert

Saturday April 13 at 7:30pm

One of the musical highlights at YoMo is when world class electric cellist, composer and vocalist Jami Sieber graces the studio with the magical sounds of her electric cello.

This year she has something really special to share with us: A magical multi-media event inspired by her remarkable experiences over the last 20 years with the Thai Asian Elephant. Join Jami for an intimate evening performance as she creates a lush musical and visual journey into a world celebrating the bond between elephants and humans.

Jami transforms her solo instrument into an orchestra of sound that opens the heart, defies the mind, and at times, sets the body dancing. Jami reaches inside the soul with compositions that are contemporary, timeless, lush, and powerfully evocative. Her life-long commitment to the environment, social justice, and the healing arts is at the heart of her music, reflecting a deep dedication to the arts as a medium of exploration and awareness of the interconnectedness of all beings. 

“In Jami Sieber’s hands, the cello becomes a statement for longing and freedom, for unbridled expression, and a prayer to tenderness that encompasses every emotion.” Lloyd Barde, Music Editor – Common Ground Magazine

Jami has always done something unique – employing electronics and looping techniques to create sounds never before associated with the cello she transforms her solo instrument into an orchestra of sound that opens the heart, defies the mind, and at times, sets the body dancing.

Jami’s musical path moved from classical to folk, to rock/pop where within her popular band “Rumors of the Big Wave”, she garnered the coveted Northwest Area Music Association (NAMA) Award for Best Rock Instrumentalist. Since launching her solo career Sieber has entered into dynamic collaborations with an extraordinary spectrum of dancers, poets, visual artists, improvisers (Rhiannon) vocalists (Ferron, Jennifer Berezan), and instrumentalists that span the globe. Her compositions have been used for film, (PBS American Masters: Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning (2014), Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton (2013), Queen of the Sun (2010)) dance, (Facing East Dance Collective, Equus Projects) and the popular video gameBraid.

In 2001 Sieber was invited to Thailand to compose the music for a film about the plight of the Asian Elephant and to perform with the Thai Elephant Orchestra, a group of elephants at a conservation center trained to play instruments. Sieber was so moved and inspired by the experience that she became an advocate for the endangered animals. Since 2008 Jami has been leading tours in N. Thailand focusing on Asian Elephant care and conservation. 2020 will be her last year leading tours. In celebration of all that the Thai elephants and humans have given her, Jami will be showing images and film footage for a portion of the concert as she performs music from her recording “Hidden Sky,” a recording inspired by her time with elephants.

Advance tickets at Yoga Mendocino here or call (707) 462 2580.
(Tickets also sold at Mendocino Book Company after April 1st)
Tickets in advance $20. $25 at the door.  Packed house every time so get your tickets now!

(Jami and Maggie Norton will also be offering their popular retreat day Yoga on the Wings of Cello the following day – a collaborative music and yoga experience.  More info here!)