ZERO-G AT THE ROYAL ROOM, THURSDAY 6.18.15: FUNDAMENTAL FORCES / SAMANTHA BOSHNACK 5TET / MICHAEL OWCHARUK 4TET

Thursday, June 18
The Royal Room ● 5000 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle ● 8-11 p.m. ● donation ● All ages before 10
p.m., 21+ after

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Rik Wright’s Fundamental Forces (8:00 p.m.)
http://www.rikwright.com
Guitarist Rik Wright’s Fundamental Forces is an innovative collective of modern
progressive jazz players who are known for their genre-bending performances – world beat
one minute, rock the next, a touch of jam band and back to the core of jazz. Fundamental
Forces blends forward thinking arrangements with grooves that allure at every turn. That
allure has propelled them all the way to #1 on the CMJ Jazz charts. Fundamental Forces
line-up for this evening features Rik Wright (guitar), Geoff Harper (bass), Greg Campbell
(drums) and special guest Greg Sinibaldi (saxophone).

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Samantha Boshnak Quintet (9:00 p.m.)
http://samanthaboshnack.wordpress.com
Sam Boshnack is quickly gaining acclaim as a composer, her “open voicings, jaunty tempos
and buoyant timbral mixes have a friendly monster feel that achieve a bittersweet and
elegiac mood of orchestral grandeur” (Downbeat). A classic jazz instrumentation that
does anything but standard music, the Quintet packs a power punch. Boshnack’s primary
small ensemble as a leader, this band thrashes and bounds through tightly woven twists,
tunnels and cliffs with the deftness and precision of a chamber ensemble and weight of a
rock band. The Sam Boshnack Quintet features Sam Boshnack (trumpet/voice), Beth Fleenor
(clarinets/voice), Alex Chadsey (piano), Isaac Castillo (bass), and Max Wood (drums).

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Michael Owcharuk Quartet (10:00 p.m.)
http://www.owcharukmusic.com
Michael Owcharuk is a very talented and entertaining pianist who has collaborated with
almost all of the leading figures in our productive and accomplished jazz scene. His work
pairs an experimental edge with a strong sense of swing, and is sure to perk up the ears
of eager listeners. Michael’s quartet performs original, widely-influenced tunes by
Michael and other Seattle composers. Featuring Kate Olson (saxophone), Nate Omdal (bass),
and Jacques Willis (drums).

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