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Ben Allison & Think Free

March 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm


Tickets $18 general / $16 Earshot members & seniors (60+) / $10 students & veterans/military

New York-based Ben Allison has gained international renown in a career spanning three decades, and has established himself as a leading voice of his generation. As a bassist and composer, he has developed a distinct style of jazz that incorporates rock, folk, and funk conventions. His own work spans 11 albums, seven of which have reached the top of the CMJ jazz radio charts, and he has collaborated with a diverse range of artists, often from backgrounds outside jazz. Allison is also a notable activist for the cause of musicians as the founder of the musician-run, non-profit organization Jazz Composers Collective and as President of the New York chapter of the Recording Academy.

Allison performs in Seattle with his group Think Free, with guitarist Steve Cardenas, trumpeter Kirk Knuffke, and drummer Allan Mednard. Steve Cardenas has spent over 20 years as a guitarist in New York, demonstrating his skill in his craft through works such as his 2014 album Melody in a Dream. Kirk Knuffke, who recently performed with Michael Bisio at the 2016 Earshot Jazz Festival, has also become a fixture in New York, and has been nominated Trumpeter of the Year by the Jazz Journalist Association. Allan Mednard has played with many jazz greats in his time, including Aaron Parks and Kurt Rosenwinkel. The quartet will be playing new music from its recently recorded album, as well as tunes from previous albums.

Co-presented with Cornish Presents.



March 8, 2017
8:00 pm
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PONCHO Concert Hall, Kerry Hall, Cornish College of the Arts
710 E Roy St
Seattle, WA 98102 United States
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