Rhys Tivey Qt. + The Sky Is a Suitcase

Innovative NYC-based trumpeter, vocalist, and composer Rhys Tivey marked a bold debut with the release of his album, No Voice No More. The album exposes his quartet’s firm roots in jazz and free improvisation while blending dynamic overtones of memorable melody and cinematic composition. New material incorporates indie-influenced lyrics and vocals. This performance will feature Seattle musicians Gregg Belisle-Chi (guitar), Chris Icasiano (drums), and Tim Carey (bass).

The Sky is a Suitcase plays original free-form compositions and improvisations. Its members use focused listening and lighting-quick communication to step up together through the infinite above. The result is at times sharp and dark, deep and warm. Michael Gebhart, drums; Carmen Rothwell, bass; Levi Gillis, tenor sax; Raymond Larsen, trumpet.