Music & Singing

Salon Series 2017 with Jim Beckwith

LIVE in the studio

Saturday, June 3



Jim’s music is soulful and evocative of healing and inner awakening. He mixes mantra chants and English lyrics with a melodic and accessible tapestry of sound, exotic instrumentation and undulating rhythms. A compelling lyricist with a voice that soars from high to low with the greatest of ease, he also plays dozens of instruments and will create an eclectic evening of music.

Get up close and personal with Jim as he shares the stories and inspiration for his songs. Jim also leads Kirtan and sacred chanting so we will likely get to sing a long with him. Come be part of a magical evening.

As usual, we bring you something not so usual. Keeping the music scenes alive and fresh- EVOLUTION Transformative Arts.







Rise Up Singing with Lisa Goettel

Evolution studio hosts a weekly community singing circle with Lisa Goettel of The Bird Sings, as well as workshops, concerts and sing-a-long special events.

Lisa Goettel teaching Rise Up Singing at Evolution Studio in Pacific Grove

Lisa’s super-fun and heart-led group singing classes are for singers, shower singers and wanna-be-singers alike. No experience required! Lisa leads vocal exercises and teaches songs of every genre in the round, guiding the way to vocal freedom and joy.  After over three years of growing this community, the Whole Hearted Community Choir has become a hub of good vibrations.

Every Monday – 5:30 – 6:45pm Suggested $10





When Vernon Bush visits, it is a joyous celebration.  He helps us raise a powerful vi
bration of love and connection in our hearts and in our neighborhood.  Come one and all to let the song loose from your heart.   No experience needed, just a desire to open up and enjoy singing with friends.

Vernon is a singer, composer, musician, recording artist and actor,Vernon is a featured vocalist in SOVOSO and now Interim Choir Director of the world renowned Glide Memorial Church in SF.  Stay tuned for his next visit and find out more about him here:



Debbie Nargi-Brown keeps the good vibes flowing:

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Debbie has been leading dance and song for almost 30 years in Santa Cruz and beyond. Her singing circles promote the pure joy of singing, a connection with each other and to the sacredness of the song. She creates a nurturing environment so all are welcome to come and express themselves fully with their voice.

She teaches simple songs with a call and response style that anyone can follow and will lead us playfully into connection with our hearts and each other.   Stay tuned for Debbie’s next visit to EVOLUTION.


I am delighted to be hosting some very talented and unique singer/songwriters  for live shows at EVOLUTION.  Our 2017 Salon Series features both local and visiting artists for intimate gatherings where audience and performers get up close and personal through stories and songs. Keep your eye out for our next installment…

We have been lucky enough to enjoy the talents of Matt the Electrician,  The Het Hat Club, Hollis Peach, Dan Frechette and Laurel Thomsen, Raina Rose, Dave Holodlioff, Ma Muse, Linda Arceo, Sean Ryan and others.  Below are a few highlights.

























Evolution show Oct 1st



















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