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DJ Nathan Womack: sunking & guest emcee Kassa Overall
October 27, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Nathan Womack photo courtesy of the artist.
TICKET PRICES: Adult $16, Senior (60+) $14, Earshot Member $14, Student $10, Military $10
DJ Nathan Womack (Vinyl Internationalé, Wax Thematique), sunking & guest emcee Kassa Overall; visuals: Scott Keva James.
Wax Thematique label founder and music producer, Nathan Womack has spent the last few years traveling Asia digging for obscure recordings that would otherwise likely be lost forever. In between curating vinyl releases for Wax Thematique, Nathan produces for the Seattle/St. Louis instrumental hip hop project “Paces Lift and Ben Bounce”. Inspired by digging adventures in Thailand, China, Hong Kong and South Korea, he and Ballard’s Bastille restaurant recently teamed up for the weekly Vinyl Internationalé event showcasing Thai Funk, Afrobeat, Tropical Jazz and Cantopop. After a year of living and traveling in Asia Nathan returns to Earshot Jazz festival with newly discovered records and an itch to share them with the audience.
sunking is the collective experimental sights & sounds of bobbygrooves & sous chef. Originally intended as a studio project to explore the crossings of avant-garde, hip-hop, jazz, and experimental music, sunking has morphed into a full fledged band featuring a rotating cast of talent. Their debut, self-titled album received critical acclaim after it’s release in February 2019. Featuring Seattle musicians: Rob ‘bobbygrooves’ Granfelt – Drums; Antoine ‘sous chef’ Martel – Keys & Guitar; Camilo Estrada (of The New Triumph) – Bass; Andrew Morrill (of High Pulp) – Alto Saxophone; Alex Dugdale (of the Fade Quintet) – Tenor Saxophone; Greg Kramer (of the True Loves) – Trombone, – sunking is a project without creative limit. Moving beyond instrumental music, 2020 will find sunking releasing a collaborative album with Seattle-based, Louisiana native rapper and singer Terrance Brown.
Kassa Overall, Seattle-born, New York based artist makes his second 2019 festival appearance (catch his earlier show with Sullivan Fortner). Overall is “one of the few genuine-sounding, full scope amalgams of contemporary hip-hop and jazz to surface in recent years” (Giovanni Russonello, New York Times).