Building community through the arts.
Building the arts through the community.
Welcome to the Shaker Arts Council
Now in his sixth decade as a jazz performer, Krivda is acknowledged by his peers and jazz critics as one of the world’s great tenor saxophone players. Writing in Jazz Times (April 2010), critic Mike Shanley called Krivda a unique artist who “possesses an endless flow of melodic ideas.”
Krivda’s distinctive improvisational style and unique compositions have been documented in more than 30 recordings under his name, including eleven releases since 2003. In 2009 he was honored with a lifetime achievement award from Cleveland Arts Prize and a Creative Workforce Fellowship from the Community Partnership of Arts and Culture.
Meet Ida Mercer
Cellist, performer and teacher
Ida Mercer is a member of the cello faculty and cellist of the Almeda Trio, ensemble-in-residence at The Music Settlement and an adjunct professor at CIM/CWRU. A founding member of the Cleveland Cello Society, she currently serves as its Program Chair.
Named a 2010 Creative Workforce Fellow, a program of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture, Ida is deeply ensconced in the musical life of this community. In June 2008, she received the Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award from her alma mater, Belleville High School West in Belleville, Illinois. In 2002, the Ohio String Teacher's Association named her "Studio Teacher of the Year" for Ohio.