Susan Alcorn + Wally Shoup

One of the world’s premiere musical innovators on her instrument, Baltimore-based Susan Alcorn has taken the pedal steel guitar far beyond its traditional role in country and western swing music. Known among steel guitarists for her virtuosity and authenticity in a traditional context, Alcorn first paid her dues in Texas country & western bands. Soon she began to expand … Read More

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A Tribute to Charlie Haden

On July 11 of this year, the music world lost the monumental musician Charlie Haden, a man who completely reinvented the approach to the double bass in jazz music. With an amazing career that spanned five decades, he is known for his groundbreaking reinvention of jazz harmony and structure. From Ornette Coleman’s seminal free-jazz quartet to his intensely melodic … Read More



Come celebrate an evening of collective musical joy! Boxitania is the brainchild of Seattle vocalist and improviser Elizabeth Lawrence, affectionately known as Detonator Beth or DB. This performance was originally created in collaboration with composer Scott Adams and artist Maris Kundzins. It is a square country with no boundaries populated by the most joyous and spontaneous beings in the … Read More


Eric Barber & friends: Hush

HUSH – music of the lower decibel persuasion

We’ll be creating some beautiful improvisations in the Chapel that will focus on the wide dynamic range from medium to quite quiet. Featuring Carmen Rothwell, bass; Mike Gebhart, percussion; Christian Pincock, trombone; Ammon Swinbank, flutes; and Eric Barber, saxophones.

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Bad Luck + Tomo Nakayama

Bad Luck (drummer Chris Icasiano + saxophonist Neil Welch) release their third full-length record Three, available through local record label Table & Chairs, or free with a $15 donation tonight. Opening the show will be songwriter Tomo Nakayama of Grand Hallway.

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Broken Bow Ensemble

min is a new 40-minute piece for chamber orchestra by Seattle composer John Teske, the third in a series of works dealing with human consciousness. The theme is “intention,” specifically on where individuals and groups place their focus and how they make choices. As the piece progresses, musicians are given more freedom to choose how they relate to each … Read More