Seattle Scene: October 21 – November 4, 2019

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: Briggan Krauss
Mon. Oct. 21, 7:30 PM; $18, $16, $10 advance
Throughout his career, saxophonist/composer Briggan Krauss has pushed the limits of acoustic performance and improvisation. This year’s Art of the Saxophone: The Lethe Lounge Sessions continues a series of recordings that mark his contribution to solo-saxophone performance. Presented by Earshot Jazz Festival.

CEEYS, Christopher Sky, Goldmund
Tue. Oct. 22, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
East German cello/piano duo CEEYS and California composer/multi-instrumentalist/ producer Christopher Sky visit Seattle on their first West Coast tour together. They are joined by Portland composer Keith Kenniff (aka Goldmund), giving his first public performance in four years, for an evening of beautiful, abstract post-classical compositions.

Earshot: Larry Grenadier, EarthToneSkyTone
Wed. Oct. 23, 7:30 PM; $22, $20, $10 advance
A key part of Brad Mehldau’s trio since the 90s, bassist Larry Grenadier has recorded with Paul Motian and Charles Lloyd, and more recently in the supergroup Hudson, with Jack DeJohnette, John Medeski, and John Scofield. Guitarist/ vocalist Carlos Snaider and bassist Kelsey Mines (EarthToneSkyTone) combine the story-telling of song with fresh harmonic and rhythmic concepts. Presented by Earshot Jazz Festival.

Hernán Reinaudo & Mirta Wymerszberg
Thu. Oct. 24, 8 PM; $10 – $15 at the door
Guitar virtuoso Hernán Reinaudo, one of the leading artists of the new generation of Argentinian musicians who reunited with tango at the turn of the new century, visits from Buenos Aires to present his own compositions, a personal journey from contemporary Argentine tango to folk fusion and Afro-Latin influence, together with local musician Mirta Wymerszberg on flute, bandoneon and vocals, plus special guests.

Jesse Myers: Triadic Memories
Fri. Oct. 25, 8 PM; $10 advance, $15 at door
Seattle pianist Jesse Myers performs Morton Feldman’s Triadic Memories. This mammoth work for solo piano is large in scale, though sparse and delicate in tone. This music demands deep listening while luring our thoughts to drift into a vast spaciousness. The audience is encouraged to forego the chairs, bring a mat and pillow, and lie on the floor for this meditative program. Chairs will also be provided.

Earshot: Dreamstruck
Sat. Oct. 26, 7:30 PM; $24, $22, $10 advance
Veterans orbiting the cosmos of the experimental scene, the improvisational trio Dreamstruck, featuring pianist Marilyn Crispell, bassist Joe Fonda, and drummer Harvey Sorgen recombine the codes of musical genes spread across a spectrum of velocity, impact, and delay, bringing a broad spectrum of moods and color from their instruments. Presented by Earshot Jazz Festival.

Fri. 11/1 – Body.Space.Time.Sound: Vol. 4: Cube, with Tom Baker & Kate Olson, sound and Alia Swersky & Corrie Befort, movement

Sat. 11/2 – pianist GraceANN Cummings gives the premiere of Garrett Fisher’s new work Ragas for Solo Piano

Mon. 11/4 – Earshot Jazz Festival presents solo saxophonist Travis Laplante (of Battle Trance)