A Conversation With Imani Winds: ‘It Matters To Have Art That Reflects The World That We Live In.’

5 member wind ensemble
From left: Jeff Scott, Monica Ellis, Brandon Patrick George, Toyin Spellman-Diaz, and Mark Dover of Imani Winds. CREDIT: ImaniWinds.com/Arts Management Group


For more than 20 years, Imani Winds has inspired audiences and young musicians of all backgrounds with their energetic performances, outreach endeavors and adventurous programming.

On October 1, 2019, they visited the Palouse for the first time in a decade to perform in Moscow. While other other members of the ensemble carried on with their dress rehearsal, Anjuli Dodhia caught up with horn player/composer Jeff Scott and bassoonist Monica Ellis.

Listen to the full conversation above.

Imani Winds rehearsal

Imani Winds recorded two works on their October 1, 2019 concert program for this interview during their dress rehearsal. CREDIT: NWPB