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For Now

For Now is a quintet led by vocalist and composer Isabel Crespo. Wandering carefully between genres, For Now performs compositions influenced by modern jazz, contemporary classical music, visual art, and poetry. They’ll be releasing their sophomore album, The Turning, in summer 2019. Visit For Now’s website below.

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Naming The Self

Naming the Self is a multimedia art series created by Isabel Crespo and Loré Yessuff. The project aims to ponder and process the complexities of identity through the exploration of different artistic mediums. Their collaboration was born out of a shared appreciation for subtlety and self-reflection, and a need to connect intimately with themselves and those around them.
‘A Gathering’, the first part of this series, will be an immersive and thoughtful event, showcasing poems, essays, videos, music, and a collaborative zine, all created by Isabel and Loré

Both of Us

Both of Us is a duo that performs co-written compositions and improvisations. They're currently based in Denton, TX, and will be releasing their first album this Fall. They draw inspiration from modern jazz, contemporary classic music, and poetry. Weaving together their diverse influences, they've created a repertoire that is both intimate and inviting.

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Imposter

Imposter is an experimental trio featuring Skyler Hill, Emilio Mesa, and Isabel Crespo. Rooted in their experience with free improvisation, Imposter aims to bridge the gap between acoustic and electronic mediums by using effected saxophone, voice, and guitar in unconventional ways. Listen to their debut album, Gesturing, below.

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Spiderweb Salon

Isabel is a frequent collaborator with Spiderweb Salon, an art collective based in Denton, TX. She has made collages for their zines, performed poetry and music, and volunteered for events. Currently, she is working on an installation that will be on display at the DMA in Fall 2019, she will be included in their anthology, and she’ll be collaborating with Sarah Friday in a performance art piece in this year’s edition of #PLEASED.

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Collages

Isabel creates both analog and digital collages, posters, album art, and more. She has been selected to participate as a visual artist in Art & Words in Ft. Worth, TX in 2018 and 2019, and regularly accepts commissions. Click below to see more examples of her work.

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Passarinho

Passarinho is a large ensemble that specializes in performing samba, baião, maracatú, and other traditional Brazilian repertoire.

Family Tree   is an avant-pop sextet led by Skyler Hill, in which Isabel Crespo is the featured vocalist. They are recording a full-length album of compositions to be released in 2019.

Family Tree is an avant-pop sextet led by Skyler Hill, in which Isabel Crespo is the featured vocalist. They are recording a full-length album of compositions to be released in 2019.

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Inanimate

Inanimate is a project that entertains the hypothetical point of view of inanimate object via compositions by both Isabel Crespo and Skyler Hill. The project will culminate in a split album featuring new music compositions with varied instrumentations to be released in 2019.

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The Chewing Surface

The Chewing Surface is an international (US/Argentina/Norway) experimental jazz trio featuring Isabel Crespo on vocals and some compositions. They will be releasing their debut album in 2019.

The Isabel Crespo Duo/Trio/Quartet performs repertoire from various genres ranging from Brazilian music to Chansons, Boleros to the Great American Songbook, and everything in between.

The Isabel Crespo Duo/Trio/Quartet performs repertoire from various genres ranging from Brazilian music to Chansons, Boleros to the Great American Songbook, and everything in between.