Photo by Emilio Mesa

Photo by Emilio Mesa

Isabel Crespo is a vocalist and composer currently living in Boston, MA. She spends her time performing, leading ensembles of varying genres and sizes, and collaborating with artists both nationally and internationally. Drawing on modern jazz, contemporary classical music, visual art, and poetic influences, her work seeks to unravel the personal experience, and often touches upon issues of social inequity. As a performer, she is praised for her precision, agility, and expressiveness, and as a composer, she enjoys music that has a clear purpose; whether that purpose is to incite a reaction, pursue introspective exploration, comment on society, or anything in between. Fueled by an unending curiosity, Crespo is currently involved in a number of diverse artistic projects such as For Now (creative modern jazz quintet), Both of Us (jazz-influenced duo), Haz Caso (sound collage duo), Naming the Self (creative writing collaboration), Passarinho (traditional Brazilian ensemble), and others.