Seattle Scene: February 2-28

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Stuart Dempster

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center
4th Floor, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle 98103 (corner N 50th St. in Wallingford)
Every month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded presenters and artists offer ten concerts of adventurous music in an informal yet respectful setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences. All ages are welcome. All shows 8 PM, $5 – $15 sliding scale at the door unless otherwise noted (check individual listings).

Seattle Improvised Music Festival
Thu. Feb. 5, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Matthew Ostrowski (electronics), Paul Hoskin (contrabass clarinet) + Mazen Kerbaj (trumpet), Angelina Baldoz (trumpet), Greg Powers (trombone), Stuart Dempster (trombone) +
Bill Nace (electric guitar), Dave Knott (guitar), Alex Guy (viola, violin)

Seattle Improvised Music Festival
Sat. Feb. 7, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Neil Welch (saxophone), Monica Schley (harp), Carol Levin (harp) + Lori Goldston (cello), Sue Ann Harkey (electric guitar), Greg Campbell (drums) + Mazen Kerbaj (trumpet), Bill Nace (electric guitar), Matthew Ostrowski (electronics) & special guests

Seattle Improvised Music Festival
Fri. Feb. 6, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Mazen Kerbaj (trumpet), Christian Pincock (trombone), Chris Icasiano (drums) + Bill Nace (electric guitar), Wally Shoup (alto saxophone), Greg Kelley (trumpet) + Matthew Ostrowski (electronics), Susie Kozawa (objects), Jessika Kenney (voice)

Thu. Feb. 12, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Cellist Lori Goldston, trombonist Stuart Dempster and vocalist Jessika Kenney perform new works and improvisations; meditations on air, texture, tidal motion, etc.
Upcoming Events (always subject to change; check our website for updates)

If you are interested in playing on the Wayward Series and have never done so before, PLEASE READ THIS before requesting a date.

FRI. 2/20 – Draft presents an evening of electronic and computer music by Jason E Anderson and RM Francis

SAT. 2/21 – Gwenk perform jazz-based original compositions: Troy Schiefelbein (bass), Matthew Singler (drums), Andrew Coulter (trombone) and Katie Levine (piano)

WED. 2/25 – Tom Varner (French horn) presents improvisations with a wandering brass ensemble, percussionist Paul Kikuchi, and field recordists Steve Barsotti and Steve Peters

THU. 2/26 – Joshua Medina & Paurl Walsh + Noonmoon + Karnak Temples + Sue Ann Harkey

FRI. 2/27 – An evening of art song and chamber music inspired by birdsong Debussy, Mahler, Vaughan-Williams, Cage, Copland, and Jake Heggie

SAT. 2/28, 7:30 – Seattle Modern Orchestra benefit concert