“Journey West presented an extremely engaging and informative performance at SUNY Oneonta, as part of one of our regular concert series. The audience, ranging from townspeople to students with widely divergent musical backgrounds, was uniformly and greatly moved and energized by what they heard. I would give my highest recommendation to any organization interested in presenting a lively, virtuosic and entertaining evening of music.” —Ben Aldridge, Lecturer in Music – SUNY Oneonta
“I don’t know how to thank you enough for the concert. It was wonderful and inspiring and joyous and I learned a lot! We must bring you back again! Please convey my thanks and appreciation to all of the musicians – I very much enjoyed meeting them and getting to know them a little bit. I’ve received a number of thank you notes from people who came to the concert, and the students I’ve spoken to also really enjoyed it. It felt like all of us in Hockett became members of one community through listening and participating in the concert (clapping and snapping our fingers) – we were not just an audience, but part of the performance. ” —Rebecca Lesses, Associate Professor and Chair of Jewish Studies at Ithaca College
“We engaged Journey West for a performance at our Endless Mountain Music Festival. It was sold-out because people were curious about what all the fuss was about. The event was spellbinding and the 10 minute standing ovation gave testament to the enthusiasm that this wonderful group generated. ” —Dr. Stephen Gunzenhauser, Artistic Director, Endless Mountain Music Festival
“Journey West played with energy and warmth. Their concert really did feel like a journey, a sonic invitation through time and space. And it was great for our students and community to have an opportunity to rehearse and play with them; they made everyone feel welcome, regardless of ability.” —David Henderson – Chair of the Music Department, St. Lawrence University, Editor for the Journal Ethnomusicology
Journey West has appeared at many academic institutions, including: Cornell University, SUNY Oneonta, Wells College, Elmira College, St. Lawrence University, Alfred University and the Stedelijke Academie voor Muziek, Woord en Dans – Herentals, Belgium.