blueshift ensemble

Blueshift is a Memphis­ based contemporary chamber music ensemble dedicated to bringing artists and audiences together through artistic collaboration. By programming both new and existing classical repertoire alongside multi­-genre collaborations, Blueshift aims to connect a wider audience to today's classical music. The ensemble draws upon Memphis’s uniquely diverse musical heritage by combining classical music with popular music genres such as rock, blues, soul, and hip hop and featuring local musicians, visual artists, and composers.


The astronomical term “blueshift” indicates an object’s moving closer toward the observer. Blueshift aims to bring concert music and art out of the concert hall and into the Memphis community.

- Musicians -

artistic director + flute | Jenny Davis
 cello | Jonathan Kirkscey
violin | Jessie Munson, Priscilla Tsai, Yennifer Correia, Marisa Polesky
viola | Jennifer Puckett
bass | Chris Butler, Scott Best
guitar | David Shotsberger, Logan Hanna
flute | Delara Hashemi
clarinet | Andre Dyachenko
drums + percussion | Ed Murray, Robert Barnett
piano | Renee Kemper Murray
conductor | William R. Langley

composers-in-residence | Jonathan Kirkscey, Jonathan Russ, David Shotsberger