Firey Strings Company was founded in 2011 by cellist Nioka Workman, to ‘push the art of string playing into the next level’ by providing unique and cutting edge platforms for the performance, creation and presentation of Jazz and Improvisation. We connect underserved audiences to new and exciting programs while providing an enriching artistic community forwomen improvisers.
FSCO presents diverse, powerhouse female improvisers from Mexico, Poland, Japan, USA and Germany. FSCO's ensembles range from solo to 10-piece orchestra. The touring ensemble is a popular 5-piece Jazz Chamber group called the Firey String Sistas! FSCO's programs have been featured at venues such as BAM Cafe, Botanical Gardens, Brooklyn’s Center for Arts and Culture, South Orange Performing Arts Center, the Puffin Gallery, the Polish-American Festival in Greenpoint, Martha Graham Studios, Brooklyn Museum Sculpture Gardens and Coltrane Day Festival. FSCO partners with schools and community centers in urban areas through various educational outreach programs as a vital part ofFSCO's mission.