Russian Telegraph

Russian Telegraph ensemble takes it’s name from two of San Francisco’s 47 hills. We mix the compositions of David James, Beth Custer, and Jordan Glasgow with rollicking covers like ‘Hey’ by the Pixies and Black Hole Sun of Soundgarden. Members comprise Oakland/San Francisco’s A-list musicians mixing the funk and soul of Curtis Bumpy, the diverse songs of the Beth Custer Ensemble, and the worldly compositions of David James’s GPS.

Russian Telegraph has performed at:

2023 Arts Academy Fashion Show w/producer Jakub Kalousek.

PEOPLE IN PLAZAS noontime concerts in downtown San Francisco

RUSSIAN TELEGRAPH recorded SAY NO! feat. Daria Shani Johnson for Judith Ehrlich‘s film

Bird and Beckett Jazz Series

San Francisco Jazz Center

Group photo (minus Diana) taken in top secret location on Market Street, SF. Photo: Anonymous.

Black & White photos: Chris Grady @ People in Plazas, 2023.

Partial group shot at MakeOut Room, by bandmate Jordan Glasgow.

Beth Custer & Diana Mangano backstage at Throckmorton Theatre, by Federico Cusigch.