Jessica Schaeffer a B.M. in Harp Performance. Jessica received an M.M. and Certification in Dalcroze Eurhythmics.
An accomplished and versatile performer, Jessica’s engagements range from private events to collaborations with composers and pop musicians.
Jessica’s ability to play an eclectic variety of music makes it easy to customize a performance to perfectly match the needs of each unique engagement.
Her musical range includes classical, pop, jazz, Latin, Celtic, American standards, folk, spiritual and ethnic music.
“The Harpoons: A sound beyond description. So soothing and captivating it’ll stick you right through.”
The Harpoons is a genre-bending, boundary-pushing classically-trained duo featuring two of the most mysterious and magical instruments of the orchestra: harp and bassoon.
With a sly look and slight gesture, Jessica Schaeffer take listeners on a musical journey that is both dark and etherial, familiar and unexpected.
Like renegade pirates, they take the music of the concert hall to the unlikeliest of places: the subway station, the shoreline, to the gatherings of dreamers and visionaries…
Jessica Schaeffer, harp. A fateful meeting in the backyard garden of mutual friends in San Francisco brought the two together where they discovered, that their musical philosophies and goals were very much in alignment.
They also discovered, a mutual penchant for irreverence, fun, and risk-taking. They decided to take action immediately, arranging whatever music they could get their hands on, and made a date to play in the BART station.