The Cobbs Hill Consort came into being with the second Rochester Fringe Festival in 2013, an interplay of Native American flute, harp, guitar, and percussion, to promote the enjoyment and understanding of the Native American flute in support of the Finger Lakes Flute Circle. The creative energies that brought them together has carried them on to further explore where this musical journey may take them.
Native American flute and world flutes. Jefferson Svengsouk was introduced to the Native American flute at the Native American Dance and Music Festivals at Ganondagan State Historic Site, Victor, New York. Inspired by the powerful capability of the Native American flute for musical expression, he is founder of the Finger Lakes Flute Circle. He believes the world can be a better place if people learn to play and enjoy the Native American flute.
Jefferson is an emergency physician, and hospice and palliative medicine physician, at UR Medicine (University of Rochester Medical Center).
Harp. Sandy Gianniny is a Certified Music Practitioner, playing harp for patients through the Division of Palliative Care at UR Medicine (University of Rochester Medical Center).
Acoustic guitar. Steve Piper is a songwriter and performer who is roughly in the folk/country tradition, but who loves Mozart, Stravinsky, Satie, John Coltrane, Hank Williams, Sandy Denny, Miles Davis, Merle Haggard, Capt. Beefheart, Johnny Hartman, those Texas people like Townes Van Zandt, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Guy Clark, Al Strehli, and so much other good music. He also photographs and draws.
Drums and percussion.