Rich Pellegrin & Neil Welch

Having played together for a decade as part of the Rich Pellegrin Quintet, saxophonist Neil Welch and pianist Rich Pellegrin perform together for the first time as a duo. Each will play a set of solo improvised music before joining forces for a duo set.

Rich Pellegrin’s playing is noted for its intensity, conviction, directness of expression, and percussive … Read More

Earshot: FrancescoJAZZ + Kissyface

Earshot’s annual juried series, Jazz: The Second Century, returns with three evenings of innovative music. Artists are selected by a peer panel through a blind jury process to perform original work in a concert setting that is questioning and expanding the conventions of the jazz form. This year’s choices reflect our city’s current dialogue surrounding the art form, in … Read More

SIMF: Holland Andrews + Bardos/Miranda

Originally scheduled as part of the Seattle Improvised Music Festival in February, but cancelled due to snow.

Holland Andrews (Portland, OR) is an extended-technique vocalist, composer, and performer who combines complex vocal layerings to create all-encompassing cathartic soundscapes. Their vocal style traverses a vast terrain of textures ranging from opera and throat singing, to noise and ambient music. Their compositional … Read More

Symbion Project + Dahliia

Kasson Crooker (aka Seattle electronic act Symbion Project) will be performing songs from the ambient album Gishiki and the new dark electronic album Backscatter that was released this past spring; ft Japanese koto, modular synthesis, field recordings, ultrasonic audio and visual projections ~ all in quadraphonic surround sound.

DAHLIIA returns to the stage for another quadraphonic performance of their improvised … Read More

Earshot: Jeremy’s Pyramid Scheme + Xavier Lecouturier 4tet

Earshot’s annual juried series, Jazz: The Second Century, returns with three evenings of innovative music. Artists are selected by a peer panel through a blind jury process to perform original work in a concert setting that is questioning and expanding the conventions of the jazz form. This year’s choices reflect our city’s current dialogue surrounding the art form, in … Read More

YESOD

YESOD is a meeting of Middle Eastern and Middle Western musical influences where pure musical impulses flux between sound explorations and accessible improvisational hooks. Dynamic and bold percussion mix with intricate intertwining stringed instruments creating a foundation for voice, violin, clarinet, and other melodic instrumental experimentation. It will be a fantastic journey to the center of your heart mind … Read More