The Cliff Baldwin Ensemble includes Rob Shepperson, percussionist John Jinks, guitars, string bass, Yasmine Kocan cello, Lauren Schafer, violin, Sarah Fried violin, Jocabed Caraballo, viola.
Cliff was a founding member of BCR Band in Kansas City. For 30 years his audio work has been part of Dwight Frizzell’s From Ark To Microchip on NPR. Recent large scale urban projections include “I Love Richmond and Richmond Loves Me”, exhibited at Richmond’s InLight Festival in 2010.
He collaborated on three video operas Living Inside Design, Camerworld and Failing Kansas with composer Mikel Rouse which premiered at the Kitchen in New York.The Language of Light, a live cinema piece with musical score was presented at InLight in 2012 and at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY in 2015.
He most recently presented The Kepler Music in 2015 at William Paterson University’s Center for New Art as artist in residence. The House of FUBB, a digital pavilion commissioned by WPU was fabricated at the Center for New Art’s Robotics Lab and is on view through May, 2016. His soundwork can be found at: CliffBaldwin.com, iTunes, Soundcloud and Bandcamp.com.
John Jinks has performed extensively in Indie rock bands throughout the 90s in NYC. He formed a noted indie rock group with Tony Award winning Broadway stars Michael Cerveris and Alice Ripley and performed extensively in NYC venues and on “Americas Talking” broadcast on cable TV. In 2000 he moved out to the east end of Long Island continuing to perform with several jazz rock influenced bands.
In 2011, he formed a jazz fusion funk trio OUT EAST and continues to perform on the East End.
Drummer Rob Shepperson is a founding member, along with Mikel Rouse and Jeff Burk, of the pop group Tirez Tirez, which was active in the 1970s and 80s. When Rouse formed the new music ensemble Broken Consort, Rob contributed percussion and drum set parts.
Currently, he is a member of the improv music group Strange Pools, based in Croton on Hudson, N.Y. Rob and Cliff Baldwin have been collaborating musically, and visually, ever since they met at the Kansas City Art Institute in 1978.
See Rob’s visual artwork at: http://robshepperson.blogspot.com, http://www.robshepperson.com. Hear Rob’s music on YouTube “Rob Shepperson”