William O. (Bill) Smith advanced classical clarinet technique and at the same time mastered a deliciously swinging style in his 55-year collaboration with Dave Brubeck to become one of the world’s great clarinetists. He performs his captivating compositions and improvisations solo and with longtime friends: trombone master Stuart Dempster and clarinetist Jesse Canterbury. The program includes his Five Fragments for Double Clarinet (1977), Paris Imp (1996) for clarinet and improvising computer, Sumi-e (2000) for clarinet and computer-transformed sounds, and improvisations in assorted duo and trio combinations. Co-presented by Earshot Jazz Festival & Nonsequitur.
Each month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded organizations and artists present ten concerts of adventurous and experimental music in the gorgeous Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center: contemporary/post-classical composition, free improvisation and the outer limits of jazz, electronic/electroacoustic music, new instruments, phonography, sound art, and other innovative musics. Watch a video clip about us on the Seattle Channel.
Location & Contact
In the Chapel Performance Space on the fourth floor of the Good Shepherd Center.
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N.
Seattle WA, 98103
(SW corner of 50th & Sunnyside in Wallingford. Nearest Metro bus stops: 62, 44, 26)