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The Alchemy of Improvisation: Will Lone, Abbey Blackwell, Daniel Salka

July 31 @ 8:00 pm9:30 pm

$5 – $15

The Alchemy of Improvisation is a cross-genre, improvised musical project bringing together the varied talents of bassist Abbey Balckwell, drummer Will Lone, and pianist Daniel Salka. The trio blends genres and styles into a tapestry of improvised music, aimed at representing the mystical qualities of life and sound – an alchemical process of music making in which conciousness transmutes sound and sound transmutes conciousness.

Daniel Salka is a Seattle based pianist/keyboardist. Born and raised in Seattle, Daniel has had a lifetime interest in music making. His love for jazz developed participating in Roosevelt High School’s jazz program. This led Daniel to the University of Washington to study with jazz masters Ted Poor, Cuong Vu and Marc Seales as well as perform with iconic guitarists Bill Frisell and Ben Monder. He graduated in 2018 with degrees is Jazz Piano Performance and Environmental Studies.

Abbey Blackwell is a double and electric bassist in the Seattle area. Since graduating from the University of Washington in 2013 with a Bachelor’s of Music in String Performance, she has expanded her skill set to more fully include jazz, improvised, and rock ‘n’ roll music.

Will Lone is a Seattle based drummer and improvising artist and has been immersed extensively in music since 1998, cultivating a dimensional and melodic style of drum set playing. He performs regularly in and around Seattle with numerous groups of different styles, and has worked with acclaimed musicians including David Haney, Bill Anschell, Rob Scheps, Nathan Breedlove, Jim O’Connor, Tom Varner, and many others. He is also a member of Gamelan Pacifica, one of the finest ensembles devoted to the performance of music for gamelan in the U.S.

Come see them perform at The Chapel in wallingford’s Good Shepherd Center on Wednesday, July 31st from 8:00 to 9:30 pm. $5 to $15 suggested donation at the door. Presented as part of the Wayward Music Series.


July 31
8:00 pm9:30 pm
$5 – $15
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Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Avenue North
Seattle, 98103 United States
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