Sofie Salonika / Slingshot
July 21 @ 7:30 pm
Two great women-led bands, featuring new Sephardic Jewish music and spontaneous compositions! SOFIE SALONIKA is a hybrid group delving into Sephardic, Spanish, Turkish and Arabic songs, presenting concerts filled with compelling new interpretations on traditional works, and spicy, original Middle Eastern and Balkan-inspired compositions with hints of Bluegrass, Jazz and Nocturnal Funk. Formed in 2013 in Brooklyn, NY, Sophie Salonika is led by internationally renowned multi-instrumentalists Katie Down (ukulele, flute, voice) and Jessica Lurie (sax, flute, accordion, voice). This is Sofie Salonika’s premiere west coast appearance, joined by the dynamic Seattle rhythm section of Jonti Simon on bass; and Jane Hall on percussion.
SLINGSHOT is a collective improvising group specializing in far flung free improvisations that aim high, led by Jessica Lurie, Heather Bentley and Beth Fleenor. This set will feature Robin Holcomb on piano; Jessica Lurie on woodwinds and electronics; Katie Down flute, glass instruments; Jonti Simon bass; and special guests!