Josh Redman, clarinetist - Our first-call collaborator
Composers/Arrangers (and friends)
John Gibson- Arranger of Shepherd on the Rock (on Explorations), found, with lots of other great woodwind and mixed arrangements, at JB Linear.
Paul Schoenfield - Composer of Cafe Music (Movement 2, Andante, on Quiet Strength)
Rick Sowash- Composer of Lullabye for Kara (on Quiet Strength)
Meira Warshauer - composer of In Memoriam, September 11, 2001 (on Quiet Strength)
Art and Photography
Tiffany Thomas - Responsible for the photos on both of our CDs, and for many on this site, including our banner. As much of a treasure as her name suggests! No website at present, but contact us if you want to reach her.
Raisy Derzie - The talented and gracious artist who created Giverny Revisited, the painting that graces the CD and packaging of Quiet Strength. Contact us if you want to reach her.
MacIntyre Music- The recording studio where the amazing Reed Robin worked his magic in engineering and mastering Quiet Strength.
Venues & Presenters
Old Westbury Gardens - Our summer musical "home" (where Suzanne has been West Porch Beech Tree Artist-in-Residence since 2003), where CROSS ISLAND is a much-loved annual performer.
Rogers Memorial Library, Southampton, NY - A lovely, intimate venue with an enthusiastic, open-minded, and sophisticated audience.
Islip Arts Council - Sponsor of many year-round concerts - classical, folk, jazz, and World music. CROSS ISLAND has been a proud part of their Winter Concert Series since 2008, and we always enjoy playing for this passionately loyal and knowledgeable audience.