Alex Levine is a guitarist and composer based in Brooklyn, New York. He has released two albums as a bandleader with the Alex Levine Quartet, Towards The Center (2016 Polyfold/Outside in Music) and The World of Real Things (2019 Polyfold). Alex is co-founder and member of Polyfold Musical Arts Collective, a grassroots, artist-led organization based in Brooklyn that helps create opportunities for improvising musicians to present creative works. Find out more about Alex at

Lesley Mok is a Brooklyn-based drummer and composer. An active leader & sidewoman, she performs as a core member of Feral Children and Thworp. Lesley’s music is guided by a spirit of risk and a taste for non-linearity. Her compositions favor an improvisational logic that often relies on an individual’s agility, instinct for dissimilarity, and a commitment to personal aesthetic. Her newest project, The Living Collection, is a six-piece ensemble that explores malleable structures and forms. The music draws from western 20th and 21st century classical music, American experimental music, and noise music. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, Lesley began formal instruction on classical piano and flute, before discovering a love for the drums in middle school. Lesley received her undergraduate and master’s degree at Berklee College of Music in Contemporary Performance. In addition, Lesley is an alumni of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute and the Banff Workshop for Jazz & Creative Music. She has been mentored by Tyshawn Sorey, Danilo Perez, Terri Lyne Carrington, Joe Lovano, and Ben Street. Find out more about Lesley at

Ben Rolston is a bass player and composer born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 2012, he released his debut album, Fables. Consisting of 10 original compositions, Fables represents a wide palate of stylistic influences, and was well received by audiences and critics alike. The broad vision of music represented on Fables is borne out in the variety of musical projects Rolston has been a part of. He’s followed in the footsteps of many other young Ann Arbor musicians, gaining a love of jazz at Community High School (under the direction of Mike Grace), honing his musical skills and taste with world class saxophonist Vincent York, and then attending the University of Michigan Jazz Studies Program in order to absorb the teachings of master musicians such as Robert Hurst and Geri Allen. After living and making music in Detroit for around 5 years, he made the move to New York City in the Fall of 2018. Find out more about Ben at

Yuma Uesaka is a clarinetist, saxophonist, and composer known for his improvisational sensibilities and his powerful sound in the New York City creative music scene. An alumnus of Banff Jazz and Creative Music Workshop, Yuma worked and studied with cutting edge luminaries such as Vijay Iyer, Tyshawn Sorey, and Nicole Mitchell. Born in London and raised in Michigan, Yuma started studying the saxophone at the age of 10. He holds two bachelor’s degrees from University of Michigan, where he majored in Jazz Studies and Computer Science Engineering. There he studied with Geri Allen, Robert Hurst, Andrew Bishop, and Erik Santos. Find out more about Yuma at

Former Members:

Marcus Elliot | reeds
Michael Malis | keyboards
Molly Jones | reeds
Stephen Boegehold | drums
Matt Setzler | reeds
Rafael Statin | reeds
Jake Shadik | reeds
Alex Koi | voice
Alex White | drums
Jon Taylor | drums
Matthew Daher | drums
Ian Finkelstein | keyboards
Sasha Kashperko | guitar
Glenn Tucker | keyboards