Performance Options
In addition to the sounds of the full sextet, Braidstream performs regularly as a smaller ensemble combinations and reconfigures to become a Duo and as Nuance, a jazz ensemble.

Braidstream Trio/Quartet
Braidstream offers the option of performing as a Trio with Rita Hayes on flute/hammered dulcimer, Jeff Johnson on guitar and the choice of adding a musician with cello or harp.  The Quartet will include all instruments.

Braidstream Duo

The Braidstream Duo consists of the two founding members of Braidstream, Rita Hayes and Jeff Johnson, who have performed together since 1983. The Duo is an excellent choice of chamber music when budget restrictions prevent hiring the larger Braidstream ensemble. Performance venues include concerts, educational residencies, weddings and receptions, festivals, various events at the Biltmore Estate, gala celebrations and corporate events. Braidstream Duo's diverse repertoire includes classical, jazz, Celtic and World Music genres.

Jazz with Rita Hayes & Nuance

Nuance is an exciting three to five-piece jazz ensemble featuring the warm vocals stylings and hot licks of Rita Hayes's flute. Nuance includes piano, bass/guitar and percussion. Rita Hayes explores a different range of material than with the more classically and traditionally focused Braidstream. She performs enduring jazz standards and adds to those her own arrangements from the great American songbook. In the context of Nuance, Hayes is free to add an improvisational dimension to her stellar flute playing and lyric vocals that swing, cook, surprise and always delight.

To hear jazz samples of Rita Hayes & Nuance (vocals, piano, flute, acoustic guitar), click here.

Booking Service
Braidstream can also help you hire other professional musicians, singers and dancers in the Asheville area.  Whether it's a wedding, corporate events or private party, we can locate and do the booking contracts for a variety of performers---from bagpipers, bluegrass musicians to professional dancers.  Just ask us!

For more information or to request a quote, please fill out the form on the contact page, or Email:        Phone: 828-258-2267