Thursday, May 10 • Mars Bar/Cafe Venus • 609 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle • 9 p.m. • $7 • 21+
Bill Horist (9 p.m.)
The ever-astounding Bill Horist graces Zero-G with a set. of solo guitar. Since moving to Seattle in 1995, Bill has established himself as a noted improviser/performer along the West Coast and beyond. He has performed over 600 concerts in the past nine years in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Japan. Bill has performed and/or recorded with Bill Frisell, KK Null, Matt Chamberlain, Trey Gunn, Chris Cutler, Kawabata Makoto, William Hooker, Eugene Chadbourne, Tatsuya Yoshida, Shazaad Ismaily, and countless others.
Fundamental Forces (10 p.m.)
Fundamental Forces is an instrumental quartet that dances a balance between the dark and the light. The ensemble is fronted by electric guitarist Rik Wright and longtime co-conspirator James DeJoie, who utilizes an impressive variety of wind instruments with great facility. The two are joined by the adept and adventurous backline of esteemed double-bassist Geoff Harper and celebrated drummer/percussionist Greg Campbell. The group’s collective musical presence is hauntingly beautiful, thoughtful, and evocative, and their performances effectively pull together the two extremes of acoustic and electric jazz without sacrificing the crystalline character of either.
Faukie (11 p.m.)
Saxophonist Hans Teuber has been a mainstay on the Northwest jazz scene for more than 10 years, working with Julian Priester, Bill Frisell, Wayne Horvitz, Robin Holcomb, Chuck Deardorf, Dave Peterson, Jovino Santos Neto‘s Quinteto, and many others who lean toward progressive and contemporary jazz. He is also an instructor at Cornish College of the Arts. His project Faukie teams him with the powerful rhythm tandem of bassist Geoff Harper and drummer Jose Martinez.