Seattle Improvised Music Festival

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

Presented by Seattle Improvised Music and Nonsequitur.

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.

Thursday, Feb. 7
Quartet: LaDonna Smith (violin, viola, voice), Amy Denio (accordion, alto saxophone, voice), Beth Fleenor (clarinet, voice), Paul Hoskin (contrabass clarinet)

Trio: Tucker Dulin (trombone), Greg Powers (trombone), Stuart Dempster (trombone)

Quartet: Craig Taborn (piano), Ivan Arteaga (saxophone, clarinet), Wayne Horvitz (keyboard), Paul Kikuchi (percussion)

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)

Saturday, Feb. 9
Trio: LaDonna Smith (violin, viola, voice), Tari Nelson-Zagar (violin), Monica Schley (harp)

Duo: Craig Taborn (piano), Greg Campbell (percussion)

Solo: Tucker Dulin (trombone)

Also, today at 1:00 PM: Craig Taborn and Gust Burns piano duo @ Gallery 1412 (1412 18th Avenue)