This week we feature a couple of great artists that are back in Seattle for the summer, the Earshot vocalist of the year, two killer rockin’ jazz bands, and a newish large ensemble.
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- Redshift – “Breva”
From the CD Redshift (self-produced)
Redshift is a band featuring saxophonist Evan Shay, a graduate of Garfield now studying at McGill University in Montreal. This group features some of his McGill mates: Blake Hawley on guitar, Neil Heaton on piano, Murray Wood on bass and Guillaume Pilote on drums. Shay brings his Seattle group to Mona’s this weekend and you’ll hear originals of his like this cool tune.
Upcoming show: Sat., June 23rd @ Mona’s
- Andy Clausen’s Wishbone Ensemble – “Who Goes There”
From the CD The Wishbone Suite (Table and Chairs)
Clausen, also a Garfield graduate, is back in town from his studies at Julliard and has been very busy with a number of bands. This week he revisits the classic Miles Davis album Birth of the Cool with a killer band of Seattle heavyweights. It’s always exciting to hear bands tackle this beautiful material. Here’s Andy with Ivan Arteaga on clarinet, Aaron Otheim on accordion, Gus Carns on piano and Chris Icasiano on drums and glockenspiel.
Upcoming show: Wed., June 27th @ Chapel
- B’Shnorkestra – “Skarkiselk”
From the CD Live At Rainier Valley Cultural Center (self-produced)
Trumpeter and composer Samantha Boshnack put together B’Shnorkestra to play her music for strings, brass and drums. The unusual instrumentation is perfect for Boshnack’s intricate and quirky compositions, and she has great players helping her execute her vision. She’s running a Kickstarter campaign to help raise the money to record this music, and she could use your help. You can back the project for as little as $10 and get great rewards for your participation. Please consider helping out, and check out their show at The Royal Room this week.
Upcoming show: Tues., June 26th @ The Royal Room
- Jacqueline Tabor – “All The Things You Are”
From the CD What A Wonderful World (self-produced)
Jacqueline Tabor won the vocalist of the year award at the Earshot Golden Ear Awards this year, and it’s well-deserved. She has a gutsy, confident delivery and knows how to deliver a lyric. Add to that a killer band and you have a winning combination. Check her out at Tula’s this week with Alexey Nikolaev on tenor, Cary Black on bass, John Sanders on piano and Steven Bentley on drums. This track features Nikalaev with Hans Bremer on piano, Larry Holloway on bass and Ken French on drums.
Upcoming show: Thurs., June 28th @ Tula’s
- Industrial Revelation – “No Tears For A Wolf”
From the CD Live At The Eastside (self-produced)
Industrial Revelation takes their influences as much from jazz as from the music of Radiohead, Bjork and other progressive rock bands. They are known for epic jams that take the listener on an emotional ride, and I’m sure you’ll hear some of that at their show this week at Bake’s Place. But their forthcoming album is more comprised of songs, and they’ll be playing the new material as well. The band is Ahamefule Oluo on trumpet, Josh Rawlings on keys, Evan Flory-Barnes on bass and D’Vonne Lewis on drums.
Upcoming show: Wed., June 27th @ Bake’s Place
- Skerik’s Bandalabra – “Charlie Don’t Like It”
From the CD Live At The Royal Room (Royal Potato Family)
Skerik’s Bandalabra is the latest project from the sax whiz, with Andy Coe on guitar, Evan Flory-Barnes on bass and D’Vonne Lewis on drums. They are kicking off a West Coast tour this week at Nectar. Put on your dancing shoes and go check out this killer band!
Upcoming show: Wed., June 27th @ Nectar Lounge
See you in the clubs!