Stuart Dempster & Dennis Rea: Double Tanabata Birthdays!

Presented by Nonsequitur.

Seattle composers Stuart Dempster and Dennis Rea celebrate their shared birthday that falls on July 7, which is also the Japanese Tanabata festival. Dempster premieres Seventy Seven Sevens, featuring nine trombonists surrounding the audience, along with bass drummers Paul Kikuchi and Dean Moore. Rea’s ASJ, premiered at the Chapel last January, this time incorporates the trombones along with John Seman, bass and Kate Olson, soprano sax.