Is That Jazz? Bill Smith Trio + Threat of Beauty

IS THAT JAZZ? Festival is dedicated to daring and exploratory artists who are redrawing the boundaries of jazz. Presented by Seattle Composers’ Salon, Present Sounds Recordings, Seattle Percussion Collective, and Nonsequitur, with support from 4Culture. Seattle Times preview.

Master composer and clarinetist Bill Smith leads this impressive jazz trio (with bassist Brian Cobb and drummer Greg Campbell) through his original compositions and improvisations. Seattle’s prolific young jazz lion, Evan Flory-Barnes brings his big band, Threat of Beauty, featuring voices, brass, harp, and percussion.