NonSeq: Danny Godinez + Sid Hauser

Danny Godinez performs both solo with guitar and voice, as well as in various bands in Seattle, including The New Triumph & Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder. He is known for his looping and use of effects in his solo acoustic performances, as well as his fiery electric guitar playing.

In this body of work Godinez examines some key experiences and realizations that have influenced his life thus far. Recognizing that we are all born into a set of experiences and undergo transitions that shape and transform who we are, what we are, and what we can possibly become, Danny will be presenting music that reflects his own self-realizations and transformation, aiming to instill hope and to inspire others through his epiphanies from self-reflection. Joining him are Ron Weinstein (piano), Chava Mirel (voice), Sidney Houser (electric bass/flute), and Petro Kyrsa (violin).

Sidney Hauser (She/Her) is a member of the next generation of Northwest Jazz musicians. She graduated from South Whidbey High School and the University of Washington, where she received a BA in Painting and a minor in Music Performance. Sidney has studied with saxophonist Neil Welch, Mark Taylor, and Michael Brockman, and has played alongside musicians such as Joshua Redman, Maria Schneider, Christian McBride, and more recently Tia Fuller. In addition to her position as second alto with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, Sidney has also played with the Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra and the Jazz Police among other ensembles, including leading her own fusion group, SmackTalk. She has been twice nominated through Earshot for the emerging artist award, and continues to write music for her own personal projects.

The theme of her set tonight will be “New Growth – a reflection on transitions, farewells and making way for the new: In a world that’s constantly shifting, the one thing we can truly rely on is change. But what about the in-between? The grey areas? The crossroads? Join me as I explore the uncanny feeling of being in two places at once, and the tension that comes from exchanging the old for the new.”

Curated by Marina Albero for Nonsequitur’s NonSeq series.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: For the safety of performers and audience, all audience members will be required to wear masks covering nose and mouth. Windows will be open.