Luke Stewart DC Residency Starts Tonight

Source: Rhizome DC.

Tuesday December 19 – Saturday December 23rd, 8pm each night
Suggested donation is $10 per show (all proceeds go to the artists)

LUKE STEWART (DC) has emerged as one of the most exciting young bassists on the improvised music scene on the east coast. Based in Washington, DC, he plays regularly in New York, Baltimore, and Philadelphia, and has toured in Europe. He has gained considerable exposure playing with the James Brandon Lewis Trio and he also leads or co-leads his own projects including Ancestral Duo with Jamal Moore and Heart of the Ghost with Ian McColm and Jarrett Gilgore. As a solo artist, he has composed a series of improvisational structures for upright bass and amplifier, utilizing the resonant qualities of the instrument to explore new sounds. He has also been integral to the literary jazz group Heroes Are Gang Leaders.

Starting December 19th Rhizome will be hosting a 5-night musical residency featuring Luke and a rotating assortment of collaborators…a culmination of many years of activity among the greater community of artists, coming together in a completely organic way…

Tuesday, December 19 – Baltimore/DC Collective Ensemble
Dave Ballou – Trumpet
John Dierker – Saxophone
Luke Stewart – Bass
Mike Kuhl – Drums

Wednesday, December 20 –
Luke Stewart, solo
Upright Bass
Electric Bass

Thursday, December 21 – Dance Duo
Patricia Nicholson Parker – Dance
Luke Stewart – Bass

Friday, December 22 – “Let’s see what happens”
Open improvisation

Saturday, December 23 – Bass/Cello Duo
Janel Leppin – Cello
Luke Stewart – Bass