J S Kingfisher – Jeff – is a songwriter and recording artist, arranger and producer, composer for film and orchestra, instrumentalist, vocalist, and educator. He is the composer, arranger, and producer of From the Moon to the Earth, a 21-piece song cycle with one piece released over 21 full moons; the project was released as a 2 disc set in late 2015. His previous albums include Floating Upstream (1993) and Vesica Piscis (1998). Jeff is also the creator of Muzoracle, a tool for engaging the intuition through music and myth; Muzundrum, a musician's game of chance and skill; and the Musician's Dice, a composing, improvising, and educational tool.

  

Jeff and his partner, Serbian singer and lyricist Dalibor Banović, relocated from Los Angeles to Palm Springs in the summer of 2016. Rather than opening another full-fledged recording studio—much of their material is recorded in other studios anyway—they opted instead for a writing and mixing room with a small retail space in front, specializing in Jeff's musical games and the exotic instruments that appear on their albums. Thus was Philomusica born.