Archive | November 2013

SHOW: FRANKLY MONDAYS WITH BETH FLEENOR’S WORKSHOP ENSEMBLE & SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3 – 11/25

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11/25
FRANKLY MONDAYS (can be awesome)
BETH FLEENOR: WORKSHOP ENSEMBLE
SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3

The Royal Room
5000 Rainier Ave S
8pm

Hailed as “alternately buoyant and ponderous, transfixing and exceptional” (City Arts Magazine), Beth Fleenor’s Workshop Ensemble is a modular project that performs her chamber works. Grounded in learning and working Fleenor’s 20 Etudes for Blindfolded Musicians, WE also work in conduction and sonic meditation. Through the use of blindfolds to heighten full body listening/awareness, WE cultivate focused intention, highlighting that intention as a respected member of the ensemble, in a practice of non-visual, non-verbal, empathic communication.

Slaughterhouse 3 is Beth Fleenor (clarinet/voice), Michael Owcharuk (accordion, and on a good day, voice), and Paul Kemmish (bass). SH3 bring their own version of modern Gypsy groove influenced by the wide world of music.

Information: www.theroyalroomseattle.com

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NEW RECORD FROM JIM KNAPP & SCRAPE

Jim Knapp's Scrape

Scrape: Approaching Vyonne’s

“{Knapp’s music is} among the best of orchestral jazz being written these days” -Maria Schneider

Buy the record: http://www.amazon.com/Approaching-Vyonnes-Jim-Knapps-Scrape/dp/B00F0MNE6K/

Scrape is a seventeen-member string orchestra, along with harp and guitar, that performs the forward-looking music of composer Jim Knapp. Made up of top Seattle performers from the worlds of classical, jazz, and improvised music, they perform here ten Knapp originals along with a composition by guitarist Bill Frisell. Originally from Chicago, Knapp received his BA and MA in Music Composition from the University of Illinois. He moved to Seattle in the early ’70s where he developed & chaired the Jazz Program at the Cornish College of the Arts for 35 years and founded the Composers and Improvisers Orchestra and the Jim Knapp Orchestra.

Scrape performs in celebration of their new release this week as part of the Cornish Music Series.

Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.

PONCHO Hall
710 East Roy Street
Seattle, WA

$20 general / $15 seniors / $10 students (with ID)

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SJCE COMPOSER CHAT 3: WAYNE HORVITZ

The Seattle Jazz Composer’s Ensemble presents: Composer Chat! SJCE talks with Seattle composers in their environments about music and the music making process. And we have coffee.

Episode 3: We talk with the great composer, pianist, electronic musician, and bandleader: Wayne Horvitz.

Featuring Music composed by Wayne Horvitz

1. Julian’s Ballad – performed by Sweeter Than the Day
2. 55 in Concrete #1 – part of the new project 55: Music and Dance in Concrete
3. Fond Farewell – performed by Gravitas

www.waynehorvitz.net

www.seattlejazzcomposersensemble.com

SJCE COMPOSER CHAT 2: BETH FLEENOR

Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble CoDirector Michael Owcharuk interviews Seattle composer, improvisor, clarinetist, vocalist, and arts advocate Beth Fleenor.

Music on this video is by Beth Fleenor, heard in this order:

1. Push Thru – Crystal Beth & the Boom Boom Band
2. Crazy Lady – Figeater
3. SILT – Beth Fleenor: Workshop Ensemble

www.bethfleenor.com
www.thefrankagency.org

www.seattlejazzcomposersensemble.com

(((( WATCH )))) BETH FLEENOR: WORKSHOP ENSEMBLE AT EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL

Beth Fleenor’s Workshop Ensemble at the Earshot Jazz Festival presented by Nonsequitur, featuring Brian Bermudez (tenor sax), Michael Owcharuk (piano), Michele Khazak (voice), Chris Credit (bass clarinet), Samantha Boshnack (trumpet), Naomi Siegel (trombone), Geoff Larson (bass), Adam Kozie (drums), Greg Campbell (percussion), and Beth Fleenor (clarinet).

more information: www.bethfleenor.com