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Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir Staff
Sophie Gardner Phillip Harris Derrick Henry
Youth & Community Choir Associate Director Intern Director
Coordinator Youth Choir Community Choir
Members of the BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Members of the ADVISORY BOARD
Renel Brooks-Moon is the public address announcer for the San Francisco Giants, as well as a local radio personality on 98.1 KISQFM. Brooks-Moon was recognized by the Baseball Hall of Fame as the first female announcer of a championship game in any professional sport for her role in the 2002 World Series.
Born in Oakland, California, Brooks-Moon was raised throughout the Bay Area. She attended Woodside High School from 1972-1976. Brooks-Moon then attended Mills College where she graduated in 1981 with a B.A. in English. In 2007, she began her seventh season as the public address announcer for the Giants, and her 20th year as a Bay Area radio personality, currently at radio station KISQ "98.1 KISS-FM."
Percussionist, composer, ethnomusicologist, educator and Smithsonian Associate Scholar Dr. Anthony Brown is a seminal figure in the contemporary California creative music scene, directing the Asian American Orchestra in addition to performing with some of the foremost musicians in jazz today.
Senior Vice President of Cassidy Turley - Commercial Real Estate Services
JACQUELINE HAIRSTON, Bay Area pianist and ASCAP published composer- arranger received her musical training at the Juilliard School of Music and Howard University School of Music and earned a Masters Degree in Music and Music Education at Columbia University, New York City. (http://jbhproductions.com/biography.htm)
Stacey Hoffman has been the Executive Director of Living Jazz (formerly known as Rhythmic Concepts, Inc.) since 1985. Ms. Hoffman launched Jazz Camp West in 1982, the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir in 1986, the Oakland Jazz Choir in 1992, "In the Name of Love" MLK Tribute in 2002, the Oakland Community Children's Choir in 2005, and Jam Camp West in 2008.
Besides her role as Executive Director for Living Jazz, Ms. Hoffman also works as a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in Berkeley, CA. Through the cross over of these two fields, she has developed workshops in Performance Anxiety which she has taught at Jazz Camp West, the Jazz School in Berkeley, the Stanford Jazz Workshop Vocal Program, and the Young Musician’s Program at UC Berkeley.
Through her love of the arts, commitment to Living Jazz and dedication to her work, Ms. Hoffman has been responsible for bringing literally thousands of people together, fostering a sense of inspiration and community within the Bay Area's jazz scene.
Father Jayson Landeza
Oakland Fire and Police Department Chaplain
Maestro Michael Morgan
Music Director - Oakland East Bay Symphony