Seattle Scene: November 8-18, 2017

Amy Denio performing with the Billy Tipton Mem...

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 all-ages setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences.

Earshot: Gato Libre
Wed. Nov. 8, 8 PM; $16, $14, $8 in advance

Featuring pianist Satoko Fujii on accordion, this “tranquil, European-flavored” group (AllAboutJazz) from Japan performs with subtle, adventurous grace. The lineup includes Kappa Maki (trumpet) and Neko Jaras (trombone). Presented by Earshot Jazz Festival.

Earshot: J. Hamann & L. Goldston
Thu. Nov. 9, 8 PM; $16, $14, $8 in advance

Two improvising cellists, plus special guests. Lori Goldston is a longtime force in Seattle improvised music. Judith Hamann (Melbourne via San Diego) transcends genres. Presented by Earshot Jazz Festival in support of the Seattle Improvised Music Festival.

Amy Denio: Truth Is Up for Grabs
Sat. Nov. 11, 8 PM; $5 – $25 donation at door

Composer Amy Denio presents a song cycle of eight new compositions for chamber ensemble inspired by current events, the economy of war and poetry by Pablo Neruda. Denio’s music is harmonically rich and engagingly rhythmic. Conducted by Mike Jauregui, the orchestra contains a wind quintet, a brass quintet, a string octet, electric guitar and percussion.

WED. 11/15 – Passenger Pigeon + Mark Schlipper + Too Tired to Say Anything

THU. 11/16 – Minneapolis pianist Matthew McCright plays music of Reinaldo Moya, Amy Williams, Stephen Andrew Taylor, Andrea Mazzariello

FRI. 11/17 – James Falzone + Patrick Neill Gundran + Kate Olson solos + trio

SAT. 11/18 – Kin of the Moon (Heather Bentley, Kaley Lane Eaton, Leanna Keith)