The longest running improvised music festival in North America celebrates its 28th year, presenting a series of four concerts over three days. This year, festival organizers Gust Burns, Paul Hoskin, and Greg Campbell have made a concerted effort to broaden the Seattle aspect of the festival, bringing together a gamut of Northwest luminaries to meet up with three remarkable visiting musicians: LaDonna Smith (violin, viola, voice) from Birmingham, Alabama; Tucker Dulin (trombone) from Brooklyn via South Carolina; and Craig Taborn (piano) from NYC via Minneapolis and Ann Arbor.
Friday, Feb. 8
Quartet: Tucker Dulin (trombone), Gust Burns (piano), Mark Collins (bass), Jonathan Way (electronics)
Solo: LaDonna Smith (violin, viola, voice)
Trio: Craig Taborn (piano), Paul Hoskin (baritone saxophone), Mark Ostrowski (percussion)
Also, today at noon: Piano master class with Craig Taborn @ PONCHO Hall (Cornish College of the Arts, 710 East Roy)
Solo: Tucker Dulin (trombone)
Also, today at 1:00 PM: Craig Taborn and Gust Burns piano duo @ Gallery 1412 (1412 18th Avenue)