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Jazz: The Second Century – Friends & Heroes / DX-Tet

July 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm

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Friends & Heroes
Haley Freedlund – trombone
James Falzone – clarinet
Tom Varner – french horn
Abbey Blackwell – acoustic bass
Evan Woodle – drums
Haley Freedlund is a musician rooted in improvisation and a composer rooted in songwriting. In a musical landscape that she describes as “often dominated by a mix of athleticism, machismo, and perfectionism,” her take on jazz offers something more tender. Her narrative output takes the shape of longer melodic ideas, repetition, and thematic composing. Freedlund’s music is like the first stretch of morning, limbs reaching, eyes open to the light of a new day. Friends & Heroes is comprised of mainstays of Seattle’s creative improvised music scene.

Dylan Hayes – piano
Jared Hall – trumpet
Nicole McCabe – alto sax
Rex Gregory – tenor sax
Stuart MacDonald – baritone sax
Martin Budde – guitar
Michael Glynn – bass
Xavier Lecouturier – drums
Recent Cornish College of the Arts graduate Dylan Hayes has been gaining momentum as a sought-after pianist, composer, and bandleader. Notably, Hayes recently took the reins of the Jim Knapp Orchestra. “My compositions are brought to life through my arrangements and I enjoy arranging for all of the various instruments, which is why I am drawn to writing for larger ensemble’s such as big band or octet,” says Hayes. His octet, DX-tet, is co-led by Xavier Lecouturier. Both originally from the Bay-area, the two are long-time friends and collaborators. Their music draws from a wide range of genres including hip-hop, pop, funk, and jazz.


July 11, 2019
7:00 pm9:00 pm
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Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Avenue North
Seattle, 98103 United States