Industrial Revelation (D’Vonne Lewis, Ahamefule J. Oluo, Josh Rawlings, Evan Flory-Barnes) photo by Kelly O
$18 general / $16 members & seniors / $10 students & military
Welcomed by KEXP.
This year’s Earshot Jazz Festival Resident Artist, featured on many projects, is D’Vonne Lewis. On tonight’s bill, he debuts a version of Triplifried, with bassist Evan Flory-Barnes and vibist Jacques Willis, and then joins the big-hearted and beloved Industrial Revelation: D’Vonne Lewis (drums), Evan Flory-Barnes (bass), Ahamefule J. Oluo (trumpet), and Josh Rawlings (piano & Fender Rhodes). The Stranger said they “launch jazz to some heady, rocky, and soulful places.” The incomparable DJ Riz spins a late set.
Seattle’s ever-evolving master drummer D’Vonne Lewis is this year’s Earshot Jazz Festival Resident Artist, and his artistry will be featured in at least five ensembles over three different nights of music. Tonight’s show kicks off with Triplifried, a band he started “to acknowledge the strong, southern roots I and the rest of the band have.” With support from Jacques Willis on vibraphone and Evan Flory-Barnes on bass, Lewis aims to explore vibes and grooves from Louisiana all the way to D.C., “a Seattle sushi roll batter-dipped in cornmeal!”
Next up is the beloved Industrial Revelation, who recently hit their 10-year anniversary as a band. Along with Lewis and Flory-Barnes, IR also features Ahamefule J. Oluo on trumpet and Josh Rawlings manning the keys. The riveting ensemble’s music spans genres and eras: anthemic and psychedelic rock flavors, soundtrack vibes and electronic textures, vintage soul and fusion, and heartfelt melodies leavened with the timeless spirit of New Orleans.
Closing out the evening will be DJ Riz. Riz Rollins is not only a masterful DJ, Seattle treasure and living legend, he’s also a writer, facilitator and sonic sage. It’s an understatement to call him a musical encyclopedia – he’s a sound archeologist and a groove ethnographer, revealing synergies and linkages that resonate deeply with listeners and music fans of all stripes.