EZRA is a collective of classical, jazz, rock, and bluegrass musicians focused on the creation of genre-crossing and style-inclusive new music. The ensemble consists of award-winning composer and multi-instrumentalist Jesse Jones on guitar and piano, world-renowned mandolinist Jacob Jolliff, banjo virtuoso Max Allard, and bassist extraordinaire Craig Butterfield.

With a focus on collaboration, the group has performed and recorded with musical polymath and instrument inventor Mark Stewart, composer Elizabeth Ogonek, pianist/Moog-master Xak Bjerken, and has been in residence at several universities, including Cornell, Oberlin College, University of South Carolina, UNC Chapel Hill, Appalachian State University, and East Carolina University. EZRA’s second album Earth to EZRA, which features these additional musicians, is slated for release on Cantaloupe Music in late 2024.