About Persephone

Starting with a core of jazz standards, Persephone presents the essence of popular song. Spare, straightforward arrangements compliment surprising choices, from Ellington to Nirvana, nineteenth-century folk to twenty-first century irony. We are located in Santa Cruz, California.


Suki Wessling sings and plays guitar. Suki has previously performed in classical choral ensembles, with a short detour into punk and as half of an “indo-european-folk-punk” duo. Suki is also a writer and teacher.


Jen Bruno plays drums. She performs with small jazz ensembles and also with the Americana band Bludgers.


Magdalena sings and helps out with percussion. She also sings with electronic jazz band Echo Fabric.


We welcome other side players to join in our music.