Every second Sunday at LUCID, 5241 University Way NE, Seattle • 7‒9:30 p.m. • Free
LUCID Jazz Lounge and Zero-G Concerts have teamed up to present TransLucid, a new concert series showcasing a multifarious selection of the region’s most adventurous jazz-and-beyond artists. The free TransLucid series takes place on the second Sunday of each month at the unusually reasonable hour of 7‒9:30 p.m. — plenty of time to catch a stimulating show and still get a decent night’s sleep.
TransLucid helps to fulfill the need for an outlet for musicians who blend modern jazz, creative rock, and the unclassifiable, and will spotlight players ranging from accomplished scene veterans to head-turning emerging artists. Series participants are encouraged to stretch their conceptions and do something out of the ordinary rather than playing ‘just another gig.’ With its comfortable surroundings, convenient location, and great food and beverage selection, LUCID makes an ideal setting for an evening that’s all about the music.
TransLucid kicks off on Sunday, June 12, with a special collaboration between internationally acclaimed Seattle instrumental quintet Moraine with very special guests Korean wind virtuoso / UW Visiting Artist Young Sub Lee and Northwest musical treasure Stuart Dempster, performing a set of reimagined traditional East Asian and Asian-inspired music as well as a set of Moraine’s distinctive “metamorphc rock.”
TransLucid PERFORMANCE CALENDAR
- Sunday, June 12: Moraine with special guests Young Sub Lee and Stuart Dempster
- Sunday, July 10: Aunt Jamama’s Big Band Vigilantes ‒ acoustic ensemble with electronic sampling; avant-garde leavened with wit and melodic structure
- Sunday, August 14: Yesod ‒ eclectic acoustic/electric improvisational collaboration between Bill Wolford (guitar, banjo, voice, found objects), Kurdish percussionist Ahmad Yousefbeigi, and dub bassist Jerry Schroeder
- Sunday, September 11: TBA
- Sunday, October 9: Fundamental Forces ‒ a unique combination of electronically enhanced wind instruments (James DeJoie) and electric guitar (Rik Wright) creates a beautifully haunting contrast to the traditional double-bass (Geoff Harper) and melodic percussion (Greg Campbell) of the rhythm section