Nelda Swiggett’s The Alaska Suite
April 22 @ 7:30 pm
The Alaska Suite features a five-piece chamber jazz ensemble performing the original music of Seattle pianist and composer Nelda Swiggett. The performance engages the power of artistic expression — live music, spoken words, images and poetry — to connect audiences deeply and emotionally to the scientific realities of climate change. Ultimately a story of hope, the performance leaves audiences inspired to take action, and play a role in facilitating society’s response to climate change.
Featuring: Nelda Swiggett – piano, compositions, narrative, curated images; Julian Smedley – violin; Clif Swiggett – trombone, percussion ; Chris Symer – bass; Adam Kessler – drums ; Jill McGrath – poetry