Musicians - Ellison the Elephant

Evan Drachman (Cellist) is increasingly sought-after as both a soloist and a chamber musician. The theme music at the start and end of each Kidwick Books CD is Scherzo (composed by Drachman’s grandfather, renowned cellist Gregor Piatigorsky) from Evan’s CD, A Frog He Went A-Courting. For more about Evan Drachman and his organization, The Piatigorsky Foundation, visit his website: In addition to his musical accomplishments, Evan is also Eric’s older brother!

Richard Dowling (Pianist) has been hailed by The New York Times as an especially impressive, fine young pianist, and we couldn’t agree more! Richard is also featured in our CD theme music. For more info. about Richard and to buy his CDs, visit his website at

Giovanna Imbesi (Composer) moves through the world of music with ease and grace. A classically-trained pianist, she has performed with many orchestras as well as with jazz, rock, and blues bands. For Ellison the Elephant, Giovanna used her skill and creativity to compose an original jazz piece with an all-animal orchestra! For more info. about Giovanna and her company, TuttoMedia, visit her website,

Bryon “BTrain” Holley (Vocalist) is a natural born drummer, percussionist and vocal artist. His love of music has paved the way to a successful career as a professional drummer and vocalist. Bryon created the musical voice of Ellison – one of the animals under Giovanna’s skillful direction. For more info. about “BTrain”, visit his website,