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Earshot Jazz Festival - The Westerlies Play Horvitz/The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
General Event Information
Live Music: Jazz
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Dates and Times:
October 11, 12:00AM-12:00AM; (Show starts at 8 p.m.)
The Westerlies emphasize original composition and improvisation in conventional chamber music, aiming to create in the ever-narrowing gap between contemporary classical composition, jazz-influenced improvisation and North American folk music. The Westerlies seek to present chamber music as an organic and dynamic means of artistic expression in the twenty-first century.
In May, Horvitz and the Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble held a week-long residency at the Stone – the East Village nonprofit artist space founded by John Zorn. In conjunction with the residency, the ensemble released a limited-edition live Royal Room recording of their performances of Horvitz’s compositions, spontaneously arranged by his musical cues and gestures. The group is directed by eminent composer, pianist and electronic musician Horvitz, with Beth Fleenor (clarinet), Kate Olson (saxophone), Jacob Zimmerman (saxophone), Craig Flory (clarinet, saxophone), Samantha Boshnack (trumpet), Al Keith (trumpet), Steve O’Brien (trumpet), Naomi Siegel (trombone), Jacob Herring (trombone), Geoff Harper (bass) and Eric Eagle (drums).
ABOUT THE EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL
The 25th Annual Earshot Jazz Festival takes place from October 1 to November 15, 2013 and presents more than 250 individual artists in 60 events at venues in and around Seattle. The Earshot Jazz Festival advances the art form of jazz by presenting celebrated masters and cutting-edge emerging artists, while highlighting Seattle's own resident musicians in the context of a world-class festival event.
“Each year, the Earshot Jazz Festival disrupts assumptions, gets in your face and finds fresh synergies.” Jazz Times
EARSHOT 25 is already shaping up to be the most expansive and exciting jazz festival Seattle has ever seen. In more than fifty concert events all around Seattle, internationally praised jazz masters perform in Seattle’s finest concert halls, joining important emerging artists from the world’s most active cultural centers and world-class artists from Seattle’s own highly regarded creative scene.
Earshot’s creative philosophy and programming style, accurately interpreted by the national Jazz Times magazine quote above, connects our active engagement with one of the world’s most vibrant art forms to the long-term future of jazz in our own community.