Rhiannon is a vocal artist with a vision of music as a vehicle for innovation, healing, transformation, and social change. From her stellar collaborations with the all-women’s jazz ensemble Alive! to a cappella ensemble SoVoSo’ to Bobby McFerrin and Voicestra, Rhiannon has paved a unique path as an independent artist. In recent years she has continued to refine her improvisation work by performing in the a cappella trio WeBe3 with Joey Blake and David Worm, both 35-year members of Voicestra and most recently with Bobby McFerrin and Gimme5. Rhiannon has worked with renowned instrumentalists Abraham Laboriel, Alex Acuna, Otmaro Ruiz and Jetro Da Silva in an ensemble known as Spontaneous and in a duo with Laurence Hobgood.
A cherished collaboration is Rhiannon’s teaching and performance work with Margie Gillis celebrating the nature of voice and body. Rhiannon tours internationally, giving completely improvised performances.
Rhiannon’s book about her life and teaching methods, Vocal River, The Skill and Spirit of Improvisation was published in 2013. The powerful body-based vocal improvisation and sound healing process that Rhiannon teaches internationally includes a year-long training called All The Way In. Rhiannon lives and works the rest of the year on her farm on the Big Island of Hawai’i, “cultivating the arts through farming”.