Is That Jazz? Sunship + Sun Ra Tribute

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.

Sunship features Brian Heaney, one of Seattle’s most creative guitarists, with New York saxophonist Michael Monhart, drummer David Revelli, bassist Andrew Luthringer, and trombonist Stuart Dempster. Also, an all-star dectet reunites to pay tribute to the inspirational iconoclast Sun Ra, playing many of his compositions from the late 1950s and early 1960s.