Donna Viscuso |
Saxophone, Harmonica, Vocals
Donna Viscuso is an experienced performer, composer and teacher, having worked in numerous schools, educational programs and grant-sponsored touring ensembles. Donna has performed, recorded and toured with many groups, including The Snake Trio, Jackeline Rago and The Venezuelan Music Project, Altazor, Wild Mango, the KTO project, Chelle and Friends, Brazilian singer Adriana Moreno and Chilean singer/songwriter Lichi Fuentes. She studied music at Laney College and San Francisco State University, and has experience playing fl ute, saxophone, harmonica and percussion.
Donna has traveled to Venezuela to further her musical studies. While there, she performed and recorded with several renowned musicians, including percussionist Alexander Livinalli and members of the Fundacion Bigott (Venezuela’s Folkloric Institute). In addition she has recorded with Venezuelan musicians, Aquiles Baez, Gonzalo Grau, Marco Granados, and Leo Blanco. She also performs regularly with the Adventures in Music Program, sponsored by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, performing in elementary schools throughout the S.F. school district, as well as with the World Music Ensemble, W.O.W. (Women of the World) which performs for children of all ages in libraries and schools throughout California.
A talented composer, Donna has written music for several award-winning documentaries. Her compositions can also be heard on the popular Living Books collection of Educational CD-Roms, including the ABC Book, Green Eggs and Ham, by Dr. Seuss, Harry and the Haunted House and Arthur’s Reading Race.