Saturday, November 2, 2013

Earshot: Paul Kikuchi's Bat of No Bird Island

Presented by Nonsequitur & Earshot Jazz Festival with support from Chamber Music America. Seattle-based percussionist, composer, educator and instrument inventor Paul Kikuchi presents the premiere of his song cycle for chamber jazz ensemble, inspired by the memoir and 78 RPM record collection of his great grandfather, Zenkichi Kikuchi, a 1901 Japanese immigrant to the Yakima Valley. With Stuart Dempster (trombone, conch shells), Bill Horist (prepared guitar), Tari Nelson-Zagar (violin), Eyvind Kang (viola), Maria Scherer Wilson (cello).

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