For Immediate Release

Contact: John Gilbreath, Earshot Jazz, Seattle, 206-547-6763 or jazz@earshot.org
End date: July 27, 2016

Press photos available upon request.

Earshot Jazz Announces Lineup for Jazz: The Second Century Series, July 7, 14, 21 & 28

Earshot Jazz, Seattle’s non-profit jazz support organization, is pleased to announce artists and ensembles participating in the annual Jazz: The Second Century series, running July 7, 14, 21, and 28 at the Chapel Performance Space in Wallingford. The series showcases resident artists presenting original work in a concert setting.

The four-night, double-bill lineup was selected by a peer panel through a “blind jury” process. The series brings the progression and expansion of jazz into creative motion on the concert stage. This year’s participants are:

Thursday, July 7: Inversion Therapy & Gregg Belisle- Chi

Inversion Therapy is a group of four Seattle-based improvisers: Stuart MacDonald and Mark Taylor (saxophones), Dawn Clement (piano), and Chris Symer (bass). Their music is an expression of collective feelings and experiences, engaging the listener on an emotional level.

Gregg Belisle- Chi is a Golden Ear Award-winning artist. His latest project, titled “I Sang to You and the Moon,” intertwines poetry and improvised music and features Chelsea Crabtree (vocals), Ray Larsen (trumpet), and Chris Symer (bass).

Thursday, July 14: The Arsonists & Overplay w/ Sister Nader

The Arsonists formed in 2012 when four Seattleites – Max Holmberg (drums), Mat Muntz (bass), Julian Garvue (piano), and Xavier Del Castillo (tenor saxophonist) – collided with Patrick Bartley, an alto saxophonist from Fort Lauderdale. This quintet is on a musical crusade to reintroduce authentic spirit and ecstatic transcendence into their artistic community.

OverPlay is musicians Jeremy Shaskus (tenor saxophonist) and Randy Doak (drums). Along with special guest Sister Nader on clarinet, they draw influences from jazz icons including John Coltrane, Sun Ra, and Sonny Rollins.

Thursday, July 21: ACMD & Hunter Gather

ACMD is a collaboration between two artists, Ivan Arteaga (saxophone) and Marcin Pązkowski (digital artist), with expanded lineup for live performances to include Greg Sinibaldi (baritone saxophone) and Mariah Davis (dancer). This project explores a new and vibrant medium for interaction between movement and sound through the use of electronic music and computer sensors.

Hunter Gather is led by Levi Gillis (saxophone/composer), with musicians Ronan Delisle (electric guitar), Cameron Sharif (keyboard), and Evan Woodle (drums). The group takes aspects from contemporary music and weaves them into arrangements that leave space for improvisation and spontaneous interplay.

Thursday, July 28: A Consecutive Sequence & Hound Dog Taylor’s Hand

A Consecutive Sequence’s Bryan Lineberry (saxophone) and Dio Jean-Baptiste (drums) are a duo on a quest for authenticity, innovation, and connection – a connection with jazz’s history and culture, with audiences, and with the music itself.

Hound Dog Taylor’s Hand is Jeffery Taylor (guitar), John Seman (contrabass), and Mark Ostrowski (drums), a trio that has been performing together for over five years. The group creates spontaneous compositions rooted in the language of blues and free jazz.

Tickets for the concert are on a sliding scale, with a suggested donation of $5-15. Tickets and information available online at earshot.org or by calling 206-547-6763.



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