An avid explorer of sound and rhythm, different world cultures and innovative approaches to music, Manila-born artist Jireh Calo considers herself an ever-evolving composer, arranger, and producer. Growing up mostly self-taught, her music embraces the spirit of freedom and improvisation. She draws much inspiration from jazz traditions, Philippine oral traditions, African and Latin Afro/Cuban rhythms, hip hop culture, soul music, and a variety of world music.
Jireh remains active today as an artist-educator, performing and creating music while working closely with the youth, teaching and being deeply involved with her community. She has performed extensively around the Philippines and in Boston, where she is currently based, and has performed at international festivals in Malaysia, the Dominican Republic, and Los Angeles. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Contemporary Writing & Production from the Berklee College of Music and a master’s in Contemporary Performance (Global Jazz Concentration) from the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.
“constantly exploring, ever-evolving”