A night of spontaneous compositions from three of Seattle’s finest musicians and longtime members of the creative music scene.
Internationally recognized composers Sam Boshnack (trumpet, flugelhorn) and Amy Denio (alto sax, clarinet, accordion, voice) join renaissance man Greg Campbell (drums, percussion, gongs, french horn) for a night of spontaneous composition and musical exploration. Working with loose themes, these accomplished beacons in Seattle’s creative music scene will join forces for the first time as a trio.
Whether blasting through the sonic explorations of her alternative chamber orchestra, B’shnorkestra, or leading Seismic Belt or her quintet, Samantha Boshnack’s musical voice pulses with vitality. She is part of the acclaimed composers’ collective Alchemy Sound Project. She has toured extensively in the zany, postmodern Reptet. Boshnack is an alumni of the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music (GLFCAM). In 2021, she participated in Mutual Mentorship for Musicians’ (M3) 2nd Cohort (an international network of underrepresented gender identities providing new ways to connect, support and create) for which she premiered a collaboration with Fay Victor.
Greg Campbell plays drums, percussion, French horn, and other instruments. He works in the broader jazz and classical traditions, performing with groups ranging from the Seattle Modern Orchestra to Wayne Horvitz’s Electric Circus, and with artists such as steel pan virtuoso Ray Holman, Eyvind Kang, Ali Birra, Vinny Golia, Lori Goldston, Christian Asplund, Nels Cline, and James Falzone. His studies with Asante palmwine guitarist Koo Nimo led him to Ghana in 2017; he has worked with Koo Nimo’s son Yaw Amponsah in the traditional Asante drumming group Anokye Agofomma for more than twenty years. Greg teaches at the Cornish College of the Arts and at Cascadia College.
Amy Denio (Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame) is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, alto sax, clarinet, accordion) singer, commissioned composer, audio engineer, record producer and teacher. She has created over 500 works for film, television, theater and modern dance for the last thirty years, working solo and also in collaboration with artists worldwide. Her audio installations have been featured at the Venice Biennale and Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid. She is a versatile composer, working in folk, jazz, pop, rock, metal, and many world music genres ~ Balkan, Latin, and a variety of indigenous styles from obscure corners of this globe.
COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: Following current mandates from King County & WA State public health officials, all audience members at this performance will be required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status. Additionally, chair seating will be arranged to maintain social distancing; people who live together may group chairs accordingly. Windows will be open, weather permitting. Audience should be aware that some performers will be singing or playing wind instruments.