Earshot: Nelda Swiggett’s Stringtet

Presented by Earshot Jazz Festival. Pianist Nelda Swiggett‘s music is clear, direct and crisp, her improvisations coming out of her roots in classical music. For this performance, Swiggett adds Seattle Symphony members Rachel Swerdlow on viola and Walter Gray on cello, with Chris Symer on bass and Byron Vannoy on drums. They’ll play music from Swiggett’s releases This Time and Hands On, plus ten new unrecorded pieces.