Monica Shriver is a saxophonist, composer, bandleader, visual artist, writer, and co-founder of Brave Musician®.  Shriver is dedicated to exploring the connections between composition, improvisation, and life with her experimental jazz ensemble, the Monica Shriver Quartet. Her artistic expression embraces vulnerability, collaboration, connection, and is deeply inspired by the vast and complex experiences of being a human. Monica released her first album, Acceptance, in July 2023 which features her original compositions plus arrangements of “Lonely Woman” (Ornette Coleman) and “Love is Everywhere” (Pharoah Sanders).