Staycation Solos: Harry Edward Pierce, Julie Ives, Steve Schmitt
May 23 @ 7:30 pm
Staycation Solos : Harry Edward Pierce, Julie Ives, Steve Schmitt
Songwriter, composer, improviser and multi-instrumentalist Harry Edward Pierce plays a hodgepodge of styles inspired by Americana, jazz and blues and modern classical music as well as influences ranging from the Balkans to Cuba and north to the Pacific Northwest coastal native tribes.
Julie Ives returns to the stage with an eclectic mix of 20th century music for solo piano from Takemitsu, Ravel and Scriabin. A graduate of Cornish College, Julie is known for her dynamic performances of new and contemporary music for solo piano and chamber ensemble, including numerous premiers of new work by local composers
As a youngster Steve Schmitt discovered rock & roll and began playing guitar, and in 2003 Dave Abramson and Schmitt started Diminished Men, later adding Simon Henneman. The group draw from styles as diverse as 70s Italian film music, Turkish psych rock, be-bop, Avant-garde jazz and experimental music. Current projects include various film scores, solo compositions and fighting over the next Diminished Men album cover.
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