Earshot: Clarice Assad

The extraordinary Brazilian-American composer, pianist, and vocalist Clarice Assad deftly spans the worlds of the classical, jazz, and Brazilian music. For this concert, in addition to performing solo works for piano and voice, she will also present three works for string quartet (Seattle stars Brandon Vance, Sarah Pizzichemi, Heather Bentley, Gretchen Yanover):

Synchronous (2015), for string quartet + solo oboe … Read More

Earshot: Briggan Krauss

Throughout his career, saxophonist and composer Briggan Krauss has pushed the limits of acoustic performance and improvisation. An iconic performer, his approach to composition has developed into a morphology of sound, documented most recently on this year’s release Art of the Saxophone: The Lethe Lounge Sessions (Iluso).

Krauss’ connection to Seattle is strong. He studied at Cornish College of the … Read More

CEEYS + Christopher Sky + Goldmund

East German cello/piano duo CEEYS and California composer/multi-instrumentalist/producer Christopher Sky visit Seattle on their first West Coast tour together. They are joined by Portland composer Keith Kenniff (aka Goldmund), giving his first public performance in four years.

Christopher Sky is an American composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer based in Los Angeles. His first EP, Cotton Dream, featuring contributions from Paul Espinoza … Read More

Earshot: Larry Grenadier + EarthToneSkyTone

Though the bass can sometimes drop to the background, bassist Larry Grenadier has always stood out. He’s been a key part of Brad Mehldau’s trio since the early 90s and has recorded with Paul Motian and Charles Lloyd. His recent work includes the supergroup Hudson, with Jack DeJohnette, John Medeski, and John Scofield.

Grenadier’s newest album, The Gleaners (ECM) is … Read More

Hernán Reinaudo & Mirta Wymerszberg

Guitar virtuoso Hernán Reinaudo visits from Buenos Aires to present his own compositions, a personal journey from contemporary Argentine tango to folk fusion and Afro-Latin influence, performing together with local musician Mirta Wymerszberg on flute, bandoneon and vocals, plus special guests.

Hernán Reinaudo has made his name as one of the leading guitarists of the new generation of Argentinian musicians … Read More

Jesse Myers: Feldman’s “Triadic Memories”

Jesse Myers performs Morton Feldman’s Triadic Memories for solo piano. This mammoth work for solo piano is large in scale, though sparse and delicate in tone. Feldman described the work as “The largest butterfly in captivity.”

This music demands deep listening while luring our thoughts to drift into a vast spaciousness. The audience is encouraged to forego the chairs, … Read More