For more than 40 years, Steve Griggs has expressed his feelings through saxophones. Improvisation provides Griggs the freedom to explore ideas and emotions in the moment with audiences. Formally trained in classical music performance, skilled in composition, and seasoned in jazz rhythm, Griggs delved deep into free-form music with modern dancers. Although there are no dancers on this event, the performance reveals a long hidden side of Griggs’ muse that can be glimpsed in his more refined mainstream projects. With no written score and an empty stage, a blank slate awaits for audiences to witness the process of sculpting serenades with a saxophone (A serenade is music sung to a lover for the whole community to hear).
Each month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded organizations and artists present ten concerts of adventurous and experimental music in the gorgeous Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center (which sits on the traditional homelands of the Duwamish people): contemporary/post-classical composition, free improvisation and the outer limits of jazz, electronic/electroacoustic music, new instruments, phonography, sound art, and other innovative musics. Watch a video clip about us on the Seattle Channel.
Location & Contact
In the Chapel Performance Space on the fourth floor of the Good Shepherd Center.
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N.
Seattle WA, 98103
(SW corner of 50th & Sunnyside in Wallingford. Nearest Metro bus stops: 62, 44, 26)