Archive | August 2013

SAM BOSHNACK’S B’SHNORKESTRA RELEASES GO TO ORANGE TODAY 8/27!!

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equally reminiscent of Charles Mingus and Ennio Morricone, swinging spaghetti western gypsy junkyard jazz wrapped in Boshnack’s grand, sophisticated compositions.” (City Arts Magazine)

Now available from Present Sounds Recordings, B’shnorkestra’s first studio record: Go to Orange!

You can buy the record at the links below, as well as other fine online retailers.

B’shnorkestra recorded eight new Boshnack compositions in June 2012, supported by fans through Kickstarter.  Tracked live at Bear Creek Studios – a world-class facility with a diverse list of credits from Blonde Redhead to Bill Frisell, Eric Clapton to Ginger Baker – the record was mixed by Evan Schiller (Eyvind Kang, Sadhappy) and mastered at Lurssen Mastering (Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, Diana Krall).

GO TO ORANGE!!!

> CDBABY

> BANDCAMP

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BETH FLEENOR’S SWEET FIGEATER SURPRISE BOX SET DEPLOYMENT 8/25

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Six years in the making, Beth Fleenor’s 3-CD Figeater Box Set: SWEET FIGEATER SURPRISE will be deployed this week. Recorded as part of the Jack Straw Artist Support Program, SWEET FIGEATER SURPRISE features six different conFIGurations, arranged into three individual FIGures, in a vast sonic buffet that embodies the Principles of the Fig. Figeater is a time-based performance process emphasized ensemble that recognizes the audience and environment as members of the conFIGuration performing. Engaging with the box set, you become the Figeater as you choose how to move through the material presented.

Join us for the Surprise Deployment Party at the Rendezvous (Seattle) August 25 – 9pm and look for the collection online through Bunny Blasto Records in the coming weeks.

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“Led by clarinetist Beth Fleenor, Figeater make improvised music that ranges from insistently propulsive and buoyant – Fleenor can channel the spirit of Raymond Scott with aplomb – to aloof atmospheres, thugged-up backbeats, and loony, melismatic rants.” (The Stranger)

“Daringly, {Figeater} was down right pretty, not a term often associated with free improv…while later it was visceral, convulsive and more than a bit creepy…” (Seattle Weekly)

(photos by Rebecca Williams)

FRANKLY MONDAYS 8/26 WITH ELSA NILSSON QUINTET & MICHAEL OWCHARUK TRIO

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8/26
FRANKLY MONDAYS (can be awesome)
ELSA NILSSON QUINTET (west coast CD release party)
MICHAEL OWCHARUK TRIO

The Royal Room
5000 Rainier Ave S
8pm

World Jazz Composer/Flutist Elsa Nilsson brings her trio from NYC to join forces with some Seattle heavyweights for a West Coast release party in celebration of her new album, Already There Yet. Combining the rich heritage of her Swedish homeland with original jazz mixed with grooves from Brazil, Cuba, Turkey and the Balkans, Nilsson and her quintet will showcase songs from the upcoming fall release.

The Seattle incarnation will feature Elsa Nilsson (flute), Beth Fleenor (clarinets), Dawn Clement (piano), Alex Minier (bass), Cody Rahn (drums).

Michael Owcharuk Trio opens.

Information: www.theroyalroomseattle.com

NIGHT OF GENIUS: PERFORMANCE WITH AMY O’NEAL

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For the past several weeks, Seattle artists and art-lovers have convened at the Frye Art Museum to get to know this year’s finalists for the Stranger Genius Awards. The trip has been full of surprises (Geniuses say the darndest things), and on Wednesday, August 21, we’ll get to know three titans of Seattle dance: Amy O’Neal, the duo Zoe Scofield/Juniper Shuey, and Pat Graney. Topics to be discussed: the ethics of sampling, birds and spiders, rejection, what kinds of bodies people like to watch, choreographing in prison, mythological violence, the American South, and a utopian housing project involving artists and ex-prisoners. Plus, you know, dance.

(Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave, strangertickets.com, August 21, $10, 5:30 pm, 21+)

PAIGE BARNES: NAKED

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Beth Fleenor, Paris Hurley, Samantha Boshnack and other artists join Paige Barnes in her latest work at Project: Space Available.
NAKED
Tues Aug 20 – Sun Aug 25, 7pm

Naked: six performances, six musicians
Naked: vulnerable in process
Naked: breath
Naked: body

TUES AUG 20: Evan Flory-Barnes
WED AUG 21: Paris Hurley
THURS AUG 22: Beth Fleenor
FRI AUG 23: Samantha Boshnack
SAT AUG 24: Julian Martlew
SUN AUG 25: Jeff Huston

Lighting installation by Amiya Pennebaker-Brown
Photos by Marc Carter

suggested donation at the door $10.
No one turned away due to lack of funds.

LIMITED SEATING 10 PEOPLE PER PERFORMANCE
RESERVATIONS BY EMAIL REQUIRED!!!
projectspaceavailable@gmail.com

REPTET RETURNS 8/18

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Those horn-heavy tone bandits have returned….head to the White Rabbit to hear more.

“This Seattle sextet does it all: it grooves, it rocks, it squawks – occasionally, it even talks. Mostly, it sounds like a New Orleans jazz band on crystal meth.” – Jazziz

Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/555265984511308/