Neil Brass Jr. photo by Mike Monaghan.
Presented by Earshot Jazz at the Timbre Room.
Earshot Jazz and the Timbre Room present an ambitioius new series rooted in one of the foundations of the tradition of jazz: collaboration.
Over the course of three Sunday nights in October, Earshot Jazz showcases a few great Pacific Northwest DJs who are excelling as exciting newcomers to jazz. The jazz genre itself is expanding its horizons and listener base through the reach of modern music distribution.
Earshot Jazz engages the musical perspectives of these local, studied giants, each offering their own uniqe spin. Between an early and late vinyl set, up-and-coming local bands offer tremendously varying sounds inspired by jazz. From moments of world jazz, soul, African blues, and hip-hop, to garage-leaning experimental tones and dissonant improvisation, these multifocus events honor current interpretations and impurities along the spectrum.
Expect appearances by recognizable guest emcees. Adding texture to the experience, top Seattle visual artists enhance the intimate, spirited room with live projected visuals.
Timbre Room–the upstairs of Kremwerk, a large dance bunker-boasts a warm sound quality. The room was designed with sound in mind. The relatively new nightclub is a wooden haven and hidden gem centered in the Denny Triangle in downtown Seattle, with room edge seating, a cozy dance floor, full bar, and tiki patio.
Concerts begin at 9pm with a DJ set, followed by a live band, and close with a DJ set that runs until late.
October 13, 9pm
DJ J-Justice (City Soul, KBCS) Afrocop Visuals: blazinspace
October 20, 9pm
DJ OCnotes (Sunday Soul, KEXP) Smacktalk Visuals: OCnotes
October 27, 9pm
DJ Nathan Womack (Vinyl Internationale, Wax Thematique) sunking w/ guest emcee Kassa Overall Visuals: Scott Keva James
The Timbre Room is 21+ Doors open at 8:30pm. Tickets $10–16.