ramon & jessica, in collaboration with Just Theater, has been awarded a grant

from the East Bay Fund for Artists to continue work on Roses are Blue.

Starting June 20, click here to read more:

roses are blue


We must raise matching funds by July 29, 2016 to receive the award!

Please support r&j's creative growth and the future life of this ambitious piece

with a contribution, from 6/20 - 7/20.



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ramon & Jessica


Since 2002, Ramon & Jessica have been beloved by both adults and children for their highly original songs, intricate harmonies, and uniquely blended vocals. After their 2004 self-titled debut as an experimental folk duo, R&J briefly expanded into an improvising ensemble, then  released a second album Handyman’s Honeymoon, in 2006, followed by 2012’s Fly South on PortoFranco Records. In their recent work, they have embarked on a deeper investigation of a cappella music, creating virtuosic interlocking vocal duets. Their 2012 collaboration with choreographer Amy Siewart, at ODC Theater in San Francisco, received a Meet The Composer award and an Isadora Duncan Award nomination.


ramon & jessica are

jesse olsen bay and dina maccabee



Roses are Blue Benefit concerts:


Friday, July 22, TIME tba

Downtown Dance, 172 North Main St, Sebastopol



Saturday, JULY 23, 8 pm

$15-50 sliding scale, Avonova, 417 Avon St., Oakland




We are collaborating on a stage production adapted from Gertrude Stein’s legendary children’s book, The World is Round, starting from our score for six voices (a cappella!)


If we raise $8,000* from our supporters by July 29, East Bay Fund for Artists will match all $8,000! *and we have already raised 1K... we're on a roll! 


Proceeds from July 22 and July 23 performances will go toward meeting the match!