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What is More Music @ The Moore?

STG’s 19th Annual More Music @ The Moore will feature exceptional young musicians mixing up diverse music styles. The performance celebrates the rich musical talent of youth in our community and provides musicians, regardless of what style they play, the opportunity to make music together. It’s an artist development program centered around unique collaboration.

Artist in the program perform their own works as well as back up peer musicians in 2 performances at the Historic and world-renowned Moore Theatre. The production is led by a notable Music Director that will perform along-side the More Music @ The Moore artists.

Come to the Show! The 19th Annual More Music @ The Moore is on March 13th, 2020.

Register a school group here.

Purchase tickets for the public evening performance here.

As part of Moore Music @ The Moore, young artists have collaborated and performed with:

The Roots, Robert Glasper, Sheila E., Elvis Costello, Melissa Etheridge, Mike McCready, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Meshell Ndegeocello, Michael Shrieve, Alan White, Maya Rudolph (Princess), and more!

Past participants include:

Macklemore, ParisAlexa, Otieno Terry, Austin Jenckes, Emily Randolph of NBC’s "The Voice," international Opera star J'Nai Bridges, Benicio Bryant of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” members of Thunderpussy, members of Industrial Revelation, members of Blake Lewis' band, members of Visqueen, and numerous other touring artists, music teachers, and music professionals.

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2020 Artist Lineup!

This year’s program features hip hop, hard rock, Americana, singer-songwriter, pop, R&B, and more!

Betty Michaels

KB Tha Genius

Lilliana Reid

Lucia Flores-Wiseman

McKenzie Burkard

Sofia Avaria

Splitting Silence


Xander Corbett

Benefits of the Program

  • the opportunity to work directly & perform with an internationally renowned music director (past Music Directors have included Matt Chamberlain, Robert Glasper, Sheila E., Meshell N’degeocello, Michael Shrive, Daniel Bernard Romain and more)
  • direct connections with and guidance from leading Seattle music industry mentors including club bookers, producers, professional musicians, audio engineers, and more
  • collaboration with a wide variety of peer musicians
  • performances at the historic Moore Theatre with a professional crew
  • music industry training
  • complimentary tickets to STG shows (Paramount, Moore, Neptune Theatres, etc…) and other young artist benefits
  • professional photoshoot for photos to be used in program and after
  • professional photos and video of the performance and for future promotional use
  • possible additional performances at the Paramount, Neptune, Starbucks locations and more venues around the city

Matt Chamberlain

Music Director - Matt Chamberlain

Drummer, Songwriter and Producer Matt Chamberlain is an in demand performer and studio musician whose eclectic talents found him working in various genres from rock to classical, jazz, and the avant-garde. He has racked up an impressive list of credits appearing on albums/tours by David Bowie, Fiona Apple, The Master Musicians of Jajouka, Soundgarden, Bill Frisell, Robert Fripp, Tori Amos, Morrissey, Phantogram, Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen, Neko Case, Miranda Lambert, Frank Ocean, Elton John, Pearl Jam, Brad Mehldau, Danny Elfman, Keith Urban, Randy Newman and many others, as well as soundtrack work with Hans Zimmer, Marco Beltrami, Jóhann Jóhannsson and Jon Brion.

In 2005, he made his solo debut with the eponymous Matt Chamberlain album on Trey Spruance’s Web Of Mimicry label. He then helped to create Floratone with guitarist Bill Frisell and made 2007’s Floratone 1 and Floratone 2 in 2012. In 2012 he also released his follow up solo record, Company 23 on his own Yanki Arc Record Label. Chamberlain was also a founding member of the Improvisational group-“The Slow Music Project” with Bill Rieflin (Keyboards,Electronic drums), Robert Fripp (Guitar), Peter Buck (Guitar), Hector Zazou (synths) and Fred Chalenor on bass..In 2014 he played with Soundgarden for their world tour.. In 2016 Chamberlain also released his third solo record, Comet B on his own Yanki Arc Records.


STG’s More Music @ The Moore participants are fortunate to work with a richly talented group of mentors. Each year, we connect young artists with working professionals in the music business: from artists to bookers to marketing professionals and more.

2020 Primary Music Mentors

Ryan Leyva

Ryan Leyva (AKA Johnny Nails) is a touring multi-instrumentalist/songwriter who focuses on producing and mixing records for various artists when not on the road. Ryan's talents can be seen and heard in over 50 countries and on hundreds of records. He currently resides in Seattle, WA. This is Ryan's 19th year with STG's More Music @ The Moore.

Jovino Santos Neto

Three-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto is a master pianist, flutist, composer, arranger and conductor from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After 15 years as a member of the legendary Hermeto Pascoal Group, he moved to Seattle in 1993. Since then, Jovino has established himself as a fascinating performer, whether playing solo piano, leading his award-winning Quinteto, or in guest appearances with ensembles and orchestras worldwide. He has shared the stage and the studio with some of the most creative musicians of our times. He is a Professor of Music at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.


SassyBlack (Catherine Harris-White) is a singer/songwriter & producer based in Seattle, WA. While she is known for her jazz stylings over funk & soul influenced production. She is also an actress and has been seen on the screen in Martin Scorsese’s VINYL & on the latest and last season of Broad City. Recently, Sassy released her third album Ancient Mahogany Gold and when not performing, she enjoys sharing the magic of music and performance as a teacher, mentor & DJ.

Faustine Hudson

Faustine Hudson has been studying the drum for 29 years, starting when she was 8 years old. It has been a profound teacher and tool for her in connection to herself. Having spent much of her adult life as a professional touring/studio/live musician (ie The Maldives, Josiah Johnson, Chain and the Gang), her work is shifting as she deepens her own meditation practice. Faustine has dropped into the medicine of the drum intuitively, taking on projects that are fulfilling on a deeper soul level.

Shaina Shepherd

Shaina Shepherd is a singer/songwriter and vocal coach based in Seattle, WA. Known for her pervasive style as front woman to soul-grunge band BEARAXE, her notable vocal stylings have brought her into various creative spaces — from sharing stages with rock stars like Dave Matthews, Kathy Moore and Thunderpussy, to being a soloist with the Seattle Symphony. When she’s not performing, she finds fulfillment as a choir director, teacher and event producer in the Seattle music scene.

2020 Music Industry Business Mentors

Stay tuned! Announcing soon.

Past Mentors include:

Dr. Carlene Brown, Michael Shrieve, Ernestine Anderson, Bernadette Bascom, Alan White, Dave Dederer, Derrick Hodge, Ricardo Frazer, Wael “L” Abou-Zaki, Jill Wangsgard, Andrew Joslyn, Megan Tweed, Sean Majors, Meli Darby, Kevin Sur, Adra Boo, Jason Clackley, Stephanie Anne Johnson, Dan Droz, Shaina Foley, and more! (Past Music Directors listed below)

Alumni + Past Performances

2019, with Matt Chamberlain as Music Director


Alex Cade - Hip Hop, Amanda Jarman - Electric Bass, Benicio Bryant - Pop, Bianca Tran - Vietnamese Pop, Brograss - Bluegrass, Cassidy Huff - Singer-songwriter, Lianna Walters - R&B/Hip Hop, Rucker - Alt Rock, Savannah Blackwell - R&B/Musical Theatre, Save The Bees - Americana, Zoser - Pop/Country


2018-2017, with Robert Glasper as Music Director


Afterspace - EDM, Alec Shaw & Zan Fiskum – Singer-songwriters, Chris Harris - Drummer, Darius Williams - Drummer, Devin Harris - R&B Singer, Flora Cummings - Scottish Fiddler, Gia Acosta - Jazz and Pop, Huey & The InFLOWentials - Jazz & Hip Hop Fusion, J-Dash - Hip Hop, Maddy Wyse - Rock, The Songbirds - Jazz & Pop, Theron Lutes - Soul and Christian


Alison Banchero – Singer-songwriter, Bram Schenck- Classical Clarinet, Evan Snoey – Folk multi-instrumentalist, Jayza Duhon – Opera & Jazz vocalist, Jnaii (Jenny Muleka) Hip Hop, Limanjaya (Josh Lim) – Electronic, Maia Nelson Quartet – Jazz, Marc Estabrook – New Age pianist, Nick Mardon- Rock guitarist, ZAG (Amr Awwad) – Spoken word/ Hip Hop, ZAHARA – R&B Vocalist


2016-2015, with Sheila E. as Music Director


Clayton Seibel  - Klezmer Violin, Common Tratez – R&B, Gloria Plenkina – Russian Gypsy, Jawann Blanchey- Drummer, One2 (Ralph Redmond IV) - Hip Hop, Sam Foster- Soul, Suite Clarity- Hard Rock Band, Wandr- Singer-Songwriter Duo


Cameron Sonju – Singer-Songwriter, Cello X- Contemporary Cello Ensemble, Dylan Cragle- Musical Theatre/Classic vocalist, Garfield High School Drumline- Percussion, Isadora Matthews- Jazz Vocalist, New Islands United (NIU) Roots- Tongan & Samoan Music, Nolan Garrett & Carson Dent- Guitar/Drums Rock Duo, Parisalexa (Paris Williams)- R&B Vocalist w/ Loop station, Romaro Franceswa- Hip Hop, Valadares- Hard Rock Band



2014-2013, with Michelle Ndegeocello as Music Director


Amanda Hardy Band- Heavy Rock Band, Avery Johnston- Electric Guitar Wonderkin, Common Time- Vocal Jazz Quartet, Cover Your Ears Steel Band- Steel Pan Band, Jonah Simone Cohen- Blues Guitar/Rock drummer, Kung Foo Grip- Hip Hop, Sincerely Soul- Pop Trio, Ten Man Brass Band- Brass Band


The Union Street Orchestra -Indie Rock Band, 007ths -A Cappella Vocal Group, Kaze Daiko- Taiko Drum Group, CONTEMPO-Jazz/Funk Band, The Onlies -Indie Folk Trio, Otieno Terry – R&B Singer, Emily Randolph – Country Singer-Songwriter, Ksneak (Akeda Jones) – Hip-Hop, CDQ - Beatboxer, IndiaLee – R&B/Indie Vocalist



2012, with Stew & Heidi  Rodewald as Music Directors


El Mago – Progressive Pop trio, Global Voices, In All Honesty – metal band, Malik Meullion – Gospel vocalist, Martin Creed – Rock guitarist/vocalist, The Cellar Door – Indie roots band, Youth Speaks poets


2011-2006, with Daniel Bernard Romain as Music Director


Michael Lee, Mads Jacobsen, Garfield HS Jazz Ensemble, Garfield HS Drumline, Young Songwriter’s Lab: Essence Henderson, Devin Carter, Forest Clements-Gallagher, Sydne Rice


Northern Departure—bluegrass, Critical—hip hop, Sky & David Sanoy—Filipino singers, Kind of Blind—ska band, Moore Soul—R&B ensemble, Jazmyn Lanier, Chris LeVaughn, & MOV, Leah Marie—reggae, Shumba Marimba, Guest artists: String quartet from Seattle Rock Orchestra playing “Parks” by DBR, Finale – “Be Light,” written by Jhauvon Harrison


Virginia & Evan Easthope—brother/sister singers, Sea Fever—Indie band, EriAm Sisters—pop trio, Gothard Sisters—Irish fiddle, More Music String Ensemble, Guest artists: Wynne Bennett, Market Buskers: Artis the Spoonman, Reggie Miles (saw), Moment in Time (a cappella/soul) & Slimpickins (Cajun), Collaborations: Bach, Stevie Wonder (Livin in the City) & Joni Mitchell (BSN), DBR solo “My Country Tis of Thee”


All acoustic show for 100 yr anniversary of Moore Theatre
Percussion quartet: Griffin Joko-Fujimoto (taiko), Paul Stoot (drumset), Teo Shantz (Latin percussion), Siya Manyakanyaka-Kelley (S. African drummer/singer), Chanelle Ray—R&B vocalist, Samoan Community Youth Choir—choral traditional, Seattle Pacific University Concert Choir—choral classical, Higher Praise Gospel Choir—choral gospel directed by Paul Thomas, Interlake H.S. String Quartet—classical, Active Ingredients—Garfield H.S. jazz ensemble, Guest artist: Wynn Bennett, Guest & Mentor: Jovino Santos Neto


The Mash Up, The Now Device—live visual media, Taylor Romar—ballet dancer/choreographed by Sonia Dawkins
 House Band: Michael Stegner (keybds), Ryan Leyva (guitar), Forrest Giberson (bass) & Alan White (drums)
Three Generations Band—Nick Dumas & family/bluegrass & vocals
Sam Shrieve—singer/pianist, Peter Johnson—electric violin, Julia Winn—composer/pianist, Rob Lusk-Fauquet—techno/laptop, Alexa Jarvis—pop vocalist, J’Nai Bridges—opera singer, Shpilkes—Klezmer Band, Theme for Murder—glam metal, Guest Artists: Earl Maneein & DJ Scientific


Capitol Basement—rock band w/ Evan Easthope, vocals & guitar, Patrick Shelton—pop vocalist, Evan Anderson—singer/songwriter on guitar, J. Woods—rapper, Katie Jacobson—jazz vocalist, Lia M. Brown—R&B vocalist, ConunDrum—from Garfield h.s., Seattle Strings (Dana Wu, Ian Ma, Amalia Aldredge, Belinda Judelman, Erin Merrihew, Laura Schlosser, Melyssa Norris), House band: Michael Stegner (keybds) Forrest Giberson (bass) Chris Spencer (guitar), Eytan Nicholson (drums), Guest artist: Earl Maneein



2005-2002, with Michael Shrieve as Music Director


Dianna Rose, emcee
House Band (Ryan, Stegner, Byron Vannoy, Forrest)
Brian Falconer—koto, Courtney Fortune—jazz vocals, Marcus Petitt—R&B vocals, Josh Williams—jazz guitar, Lauren McLaren—composer performed by Seattle Youth Symphony, Bad Otis—punk rock, Bilateral—rock


John Richards, emcee
House band: Ryan Leyva, Kevin Sawka, Paul Richardson, Paul Kemmish
Aleteena Mobley—gospel singer, Merrily Scruggs-James—pop vocalist, Isabella Graf—jazz vocalist, Dynamik—indie pop duo, The Tonics—rock, Reggie Tanner—hip hop, Mechanical Dolls—girl rock band, As 1—R&B band


Reggie Watts, emcee & singer
All Star Jazz Ensemble—jazz, Bennett Bulldogs Drumline, Drums the Word—Michael Shrieve drum collaboration, Rainier Beach African American Drum Ensemble, Spit-Licks—rock, Summit Steel Drum Band, Megan Papa—vocalist/gospel, Joey McDaniel—R&B vocalist


Reggie Watts, emcee/singer
Academy Chamber Orchestra—classical, Percussion Ensemble—Music Works NW, Roosevelt Jazz Ensemble, Leah Vladowski—pop vocals, Mitia Oliver—R&B, Tiffany Curtis—vocals, Revolution Void—techno, Paxil Rose—rock, Tri-Nation—rock, Hipnotize—hip hop, Elevated Elements—rappers, Spiritual Voices--gospel