Friday, January 29, 2010

Is That Jazz? Bad Luck + Jesse Canterbury & Vertigo

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.

Bad Luck, co-led by drummer Chris Icasiano and saxophonist Neil Welch, use loops and electronics to propel the music into new aural fields. Seattle clarinetist Jesse Canterbury's acoustic ensemble Vertigo mixes chamber music, improvisation, and tune-oriented melodic material.

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