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CD Release: 


Biophilia CD cover

"Valega’s tour de force, 'A Moment of Silence,' is a challenging, shape-shifting number that puts the entire ensemble through its paces."
~~ JazzTimes by Bill Milkowski, June 2010


CD Pick:
Wayne Shorter - "Ju-Ju"

After first studying Fine Art at New York University, Wayne later changed his major to music and embarked on one of the most remarkable careers in jazz.

(posted 08/25/16)


Book Pick:
The Will of the People

By Barry Friedman

Barry Friedman's pathbreaking account of the relationship between popular opinion and the Supreme Court -- from the Declaration of Independence to the end of the Rehnquist Court in 2005 --details how the American people came to accept their most controversial institution and, in so doing, shaped the meaning of the Constitution.

(posted 07/28/16)


We All Built That

by Steven Conn

From transportation and public health, to education and housing, the federal government has been instrumental in creating the kind of society Americans have wanted across the decades.

(posted 08/10/16)


Move to Amend

We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in "Citizens United" and other related cases, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.

(posted 08/14/16)


Consilience Productions is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes a "dialogue BEYOND music" in order to increase civic engagement. Through music performances, recordings, education, and our website, we inspire our fellow citizens to follow pathways to greater participation in our democracy, helping to create a better world for all of us.

Learn more about us here, and check out our CD releases on our label here.


Join Our Dialogue:

R.I.P. Bobby Hutcherson

(Posted on 8/21/16)

Four foot long zucchini and 100 pound cabbage. Oh my!

(posted 7/29/16)

Democracy icon  DEMOCRACY
New Yorker endorses Hillary Clinton.

(posted 10/23/16)

Jobs come roaring back.

(posted 8/5/16)

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Past CD Releases:


Awake CD cover

"An album of unquestioned elegance, spunk and rich melodies, Awake is an engaging collection of music bound to capture your attention, hold your interest and never, never put you to sleep."

~~ Edward Blanco,, 7/2/07

Vinson Valega
Terell Stafford
Anton Denner
Chris Bacas
Jon Cowherd
Josh Ginsburg


Consilience CD cover

"Valega’s drumming continually evolves, steady rhythmically but given to frequent tonal shifts which create new environments which his band mates respond to with snap reflexes."

~~ Shaun Brady,
Philadelphia City Paper, 3/17/05

Vinson Valega
Anton Denner
Gary Wang

El Medico de Coqui

El Medico de Coqui CD cover

"’s beautifully controlled music, with Denner’s exquisite touch and sense of tempo framing the roughness of Llanos’ singing; her solos, full of surprises, make you listen."

~~ Peter Watrous,

Nicki Denner
Julian Llanos
Anton Denner
Mark Miller
Rolando Morales-Matos
Shai Hayo
Willie Martinez
Jennifer Vincent


Live@147 CD cover

"In this intimate but powerful performance, the music swings hard, then lays back with plenty of cool, capturing the heady jazz feel that only a live New York club gig can offer."

~~ Kenneth Brady,
CD Baby, 2/23/03


Vinson Valega - Drums
Matthew Fries - Piano
Gregory Ryan- Bass


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