Dennis Rea & Friends

Noted guitarist and veteran of the Northwest creative music milieu Dennis Rea leads sets by three widely varied groupings: unclassifiable improvised music for electric guitar trio with Tom Baker and Brian Heaney; the Tanabata EnsembleDennis Rea (acoustic guitar), Elizabeth Falconer (koto), John Falconer (shakuhachi), Jim DeJoie (bass flute, reeds), Greg Campbell & Paul Kikuchi (percussion) – performs an arrangement of an ancient Chinese piece; and Tempered Steel, a trio with Ffej and Frank Junk playing improvised music on a variety of amplified, electronically processed thumb pianos.