The Sam Boshnack Quintet is in the midst of a Triple Spelunk, diving deeper into Boshnack’s compositions as the band gears up for their first studio recording. You can listen to their first spelunk at the Chapel Performance Space by clicking the link below, and catch them live at the Vera Project (Sunday 4/28) and the Royal Room (Friday 5/10). The Quintet heads into Studio Litho in May.
Support for this project was provided by the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. Photos and Recording by Steve Kennedy Williams
featuring Beth Fleenor/Wayne Horvitz DUO + The End Ensemble
April 29 – 8pm
5000 Rainier Ave S
Beth Fleenor (clarinet/voice/electronics) & Wayne Horvitz (piano/electronics) kick off the night with a set of improvised music ranging from pastoral to raucously visceral.
“Here in Seattle there is an incredible network of women jazz musicians.”
Samantha Boshnack talks to Elaine Hays about her influences and thoughts on the Seattle jazz scene.
“Samantha has been a fixture of the Seattle scene for almost ten years, and she’s a very busy woman. She is the leader of the Sam Boshnack Quintet, which is performing Sunday; B’shnorkestra, a fourteen-piece alternative chamber orchestra; and the modern (and incredibly fun) jazz ensemble Reptet, whose albums Do This! (2006), Chicken or Beef! (2008), and AT THE CABIN (2011) all feature her original compositions. She also composes and performs with the Cuban-inspired band Picoso, the Washington Composers Orchestra (WACO), and the Seattle Jazz Composer Ensemble. She tours nationally and internationally. And she has been racking up an impressive collection of honors and accolades, including Earshot Jazz’s Golden Ear Award for Emerging Artist in 2012 and a residency with the Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute, not to mention a slew of grants from regional and national organizations like Meet The Composer, Artist Trust, 4Culture, Jack Straw, ASCAPlus, and Seattle Mayor’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.
Samantha’s playing and compositions mix a sly, sometimes funky, hipness with a quirky sense of humor that makes them a lot of fun to listen to. (You can hear samples here.) In her interview she tells us more about her influences, creative process, and how everything comes together. This is great stuff. Enjoy!”
(photo by Bruce Tom)
“The Emerald City boasts a strong if unheralded female jazz contingent. A first stab at celebrating those women features some strong acts, including trumpeter Samantha Boshnack’s band with the exceptional clarinetist Beth Fleenor and pianist Dawn Clement…”
Read more about this week’s jazz line-up: http://seattletimes.com/html/musicnightlife/2020861758_jazzlines1xml.html
“I am a woman, this is how I roar…”
This is going to be really great night of music – killer band, classic tunes – the perfect way to get your sway and swoon on.
Alex Guy (strings)
Beth Fleenor (clarinets)
Craig Flory (reeds)
Wayne Horvitz (piano/keyboard)
Tristan Gianola (guitar)
Geoff Harper (bass)
Eric Eagle (drums)
Tuesday, April 16 – 8pm
5000 S. Rainier Ave