- The Team
Miranda Ferriss Jones- Creator, Composer, Lyricist, Librettist, Vocalist
Music has been at the core of Miranda’s life since age three. After years of musical theater and vocal practice, Miranda attended Yale University, where she collaborated in the under graduate and graduate drama schools, performing in over twenty productions and producing her own work, while also performing with Yale’s female a capella group. After graduating and moving to New York, she performed as The Yellow Girl in Shout!. Inspired to start writing original music, she recorded a seven song EP, which made its way to Bob Weir. Miranda’s collaboration with Weir and pianist Jeff Chimenti evolved, leading to the creation of The Precipice.
Miranda also writes, directs and produces original children’s musicals as part of her work for the last eight years as a theatre educator. Her programs have been featured at Manhattan’s Trinity School, San Francisco’s Convent of the Sacred Heart and Oakland’s Head Royce Schools. Miranda runs a private vocal studio with an enrollment of fifteen young vocalists.
Check out other projects by Miranda, here.
Jeff Chimenti– Co-Composer, Musical Arrangements, Pianist
Jeff, currently a member of the band Furthur with Grateful Dead former members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, was a successful musician from a very young age, playing gigs since age 13 and with the College of San Mateo jazz band and the Skyline College Big Band, as well as with community symphonic orchestras.
He began his career as a working musician in the early 90’s. He was part of En Vogue’s first tour (supporting M.C.Hammer) and then returned to the jazz clubs, playing with figures legendary and soon-to-be-famous, including John Handy, Denise Perrier, Madeline Eastman, Kurt Elling, Marlena Shaw, Charnett Moffett, Richie Cole, Ernie Watts, James Moody, and many more.
In1997 he replaced the legendary Johnnie Johnson (of Chuck Berry fame) in Bob’s band “RatDog.” He later was the keyboard player for the Dead’s re-constituted band “The Other Ones” which officially became “The Dead”.
Bob Weir- Executive Producer
With a touring history that has made him one of the most traveled road musicians of all time, Bob is best known as one of the founding members of the Grateful Dead, adding Dead staples such as “Truckin’,” “Sugar Magnolia,” and “Cassidy” to the band’s catalog. 1972 brought the release of his first solo album, Ace. Touring with the Grateful Dead while building up a community of “Deadheads,” the band found commercial success with their 1987 album, In the Dark. When Garcia died in 1995, Weir had just recently formed RatDog. In 1998, Weir reunited with several former Dead bandmates to tour as The Other Ones. The same year, RatDog released their first album, Evening Moods. In 2009, original Grateful Dead members Weir, Lesh, Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart teamed up with guitarist Warren Haynes and RatDog keyboardist Chimenti to tour as the Dead. This led to the creation of Furthur.