Seattle Scene: July 25 – August 3, 2019

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

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: Jeremy’s Pyramid Scheme + Xavier Lecouturier Quartet
Thu. July 25, 7 PM; $5 – $15 online or at door

Earshot’s Jazz: The Second Century series continues. Saxophonist/composer Jeremy Shaskus is inspired by old Yiddish melodies, contemporary styles, and a great desire to compose for larger ensembles. High energy, a little sweet, mostly salty. Drummer/composer Xavier Lecouturier draws from a myriad of influences, from Mexican rock to the Foo Fighters and Donny Hathaway, to Chopin, to hip-hop.

Yesod
Fri. July 26, 8 PM; $20 online or at door

Yesod is a meeting of Middle Eastern and Middle Western musical influences where pure musical impulses flux between sound explorations and accessible improvisational hooks. William Wolford (guitars, dan bau, trumpet, banjo, cümbüş, etc.), Tige DeCoster (bass, percussion), Amy Denio (voice, guitar, bass, alto sax, clarinet, accordion), Ahmad Yousefbeigi (percusionist, voice).

Wed. 7/31 – The Alchemy of Improvisation is a cross-genre, improvised musical project bringing together the varied talents of bassist Abbey Blackwell, drummer Will Lone, and pianist Daniel Salka

Thu. 8/1 – SCRAPE–Jim Knapp’s unique ensemble of jazz-inflected guitar & bass, plus symphonic harp & strings–celebrates its ninth year with a return to the Chapel

Fri. 8/2 – Songs from the Exotic: Join accomplished multi-instrumentalists Emily Ostrom and Peter Nelson-King for an evening of striking contemporary art songs for medium voice and piano by Hale Smith, Judith Weir, and Aaron Kirschner, and more.

Sat. 8/3 – Vocalist Vickie Dodd and cellist James Hoskins generate unique, meditative soundscapes, with special guests Carol J Levin and Spontanea