Seattle Scene: February 7-22, 2020

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.

The Westerlies w/ Robin Holcomb
Fri. Feb. 7, 7:30 PM; $25 general, $15 students

Seattle-bred, Brooklyn-based brass quartet The Westerlies return home to present the second annual Westerlies Fest. Tonight’s performance features Seattle-based pianist, composer, and songwriter Robin Holcomb, performing her compositions for solo piano and original songs. The Westerlies will delve into a wide swath of their repertoire, including their new arrangement of Holcomb’s Wherein Lies The Good.

Two Trios & a Duo
Sat. Feb. 8, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

An evening of improvised and arranged music, including sound, dance, and live drawing. Cascadia Trio (saxophonist Neil Welch, drummer Greg Campbell, and special guest TBA); Band Practice (violist Noel Kennon, dancer Christin Call); the Gregg Miller (sax), Casey Adams (percussion), Tom Scully (electric guitar) trio will be joined by visual artist Anjali Grant, who will project her live drawings.

Thu. 2/13 – SCRAPE! Jim Knapp’s unique ensemble of chamber-strings, symphonic harp,+ jazz-inflected guitar & bass

Sat. 2/15 – Seattle Modern Orchestra plays Berio’s Sequenzas

Thu. 2/20 – Famed sampling/electronic music pioneer Carl Stone makes a rare appearance in the NW with a new sample-based work. Sublime Frequencies miscreant/Climax Golden Twin Robert Millis plays prepared Victrola and guitar. They will play solo and as a duo.

Fri. 2/21 – Unit Structures is an avant garde group inspired by the music of Cecil Taylor. Kenny Mandell, saxophone; Schraepfer Harvey, drums; Luther Norman, piano.

Sat. 2/22 – A night of solo and collaborative guitar performance featuring guitarists Alex A. Faide (Buenos Aires) and Daniel McManus (Seattle). Both guitarists will be performing on solo guitar in alternating, interweaving sets.