Friday, January 21, 2011

Is That Jazz?: Empty Cage + Sun Ra Tribute

Presented by Seattle Composers' Salon and Nonsequitur.

IS THAT JAZZ? is a festival dedicated to daring and exploratory artists who are redrawing the boundaries of jazz, and infusing the genre with new forms, new sounds, and renewed sense of immediacy. Some want to limit jazz to a specific and narrow definition; IS THAT JAZZ? embraces jazz as a living, breathing art-form, one that must change and grow. The festival's opening night concert features the The Empty Cage Quartet (Jason Mears, reeds; Kris Tiner, trumpets/flugelhorn; Paul Kikuchi, drums/percussion; Ivan Johnson, bass) and the Sun Ra Tribute Band.

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