MamaJama Productions was conceived in the late 1980’s at Oberlin College in Ohio. From improvised performances in Germany to playing with Oberlin’s Chamber Orchestra at Lincoln Center, classmates
Jessica Gilliam-Valls and Sally Barr knew that they had aspirations beyond the recital, orchestra, and soloist paths alone. Gilliam- Valls and Barr’s curiosity and boundless love of music would lead
them beyond the classical world to place that afforded them the influence of many genres. As their
The Austin Creative Alliance is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department's Cultural Arts Division and by grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The Creative Alliance also receives generous in-kind support from CreateAustin, and Time Warner Cable News. We are also grateful for the ongoing support and participation of our members and patrons.