35th Seattle Improvised Music Festival #4 CANCELLED

We are very disappointed to report that due to concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus, we have decided to postpone this year’s Seattle Improvised Music Festival. We hope to make it happen in September, so stay tuned for more info as things solidify. Thank you.

SIMF continues with featured artist Joe McPhee. (NOTE: Opening night is 3/11 at Gallery 1412, closing night is 3/15 at Cafe Racer. Full festival schedule here.)

• Quartet: Marina Albero (piano), Thomas Campbell (drums), Pete Leinonen (bass), Sam Newsome (sax)
• Trio: Laurel Evers (clarinet), James Falzone (clarinet), Ben Goldberg (clarinet)
• Featured: Joe McPhee (sax) – solo and/or with others TBA

Tonight’s featured visiting artist is the great free jazz legend Joe McPhee. A multi-instrumentalist, composer, improviser, conceptualist and theoretician, he is currently a member of Trio X, Survival Unit III and has collaborated with Pauline Oliveros, Peter Brotzmann, Evan Parker, Raymond Boni, The Thing, Trespass Trio, and Universal Indians among many others. With a career spanning nearly 50 years and over 100 recordings, he continues to tour internationally, forge new connections and reach for music’s outer limits.