Zero-G at White Rabbit, Sunday 4.21.13: Joiephonic / Michael Owcharuk / Valu-Pak

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Sunday, April 21 • White Rabbit • 513 N 36th St. in Fremont, Seattle • 8 p.m. • no cover • 21+

Note new venue! Zero-G is thrilled to be staging its first presentation at the fabulous White Rabbit in Fremont. Since losing our longtime venue the Mars Bar in January, we’ve been searching for the optimal new home for the series and feel that White Rabbit is a very promising candidate. Please join us in re-launching the series in a new setting with this splendid triple-bill – and no cover!

 

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Joiephonic (8 p.m.)

Joiephonic blends elements, blurs lines, and generally creates chaos by welding together elements of jazz and rock. Heavy use of effects on the woodwinds and bass, as well as James’ collection of loops culled over years of recording seemingly random sounds, combine for a most unique sound.”
James DeJoie (effected baritone sax, alto sax, clarinet, flute, bass clarinet, voice, percussion), Steve Kirk (trombone), Walter White (bass), Randy Doak (drums, percussion)

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Michael Owcharuk & Very Special Friends (9 p.m.)

Michael Owcharuk is a composer, pianist, accordionist, and educator. He is a project-oriented artist working in jazz, new music, classical, modern orchestral, Slavic folk, rock, and music for dance, theater and film. Michael co-directs the Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble (a community big band performing new work by local composers), leads the band PLY, performs solo or in collaboration with a diverse range of artists and bands, is a dance accompanist, and maintains a private music instruction studio. For this Zero-G appearance, Michael with perform with special guests tbd.

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Valu-Pak (10 p.m.)

Valu-Pak is a powerhouse duo that utilizes looping devices to create the sensation of a trio, quartet, or even at times a quintet. Tune maker Paul Beaudry plays catchy melodies and thumping bass lines incorporating guitar, keys, and sparse sax while singing lead. Timekeeper Jeff Warden sings background vocals and uses his exceptional rhythms to piece it all together. From punk pop to rock-n-roll, and from groovy blues to surf lounge, Valu-Pak keep it moving with their energized sets.

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