Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
The Royal Room ● 5000 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle ● 8-11 p.m. ● Donation ● All ages before 10 p.m., 21+ after
7 pm – the Ocular Proof (formerly QuinTetDeJoie)
The Ocular Proof presents original music that is both jazz and not jazz. The Ocular Proof dives into world rhythms, textures and exploratory improvisations. These microcosmic shimmers and luminescent diversions function as observational details, adding layers of empathy to the emotions conjured and trailed by the group’s invigorating solo flights. Collectively, the ensemble displays a decidedly modern approach to original composition within a somewhat traditional Jazz context. Each tune finds new ways to surprise you. The Ocular Proof features James DeJoie (reeds/voice), Steve Kirk (trombone), Matt McCluskey (keys), Walter White (bass) and Greg Campbell (drums).
8 pm – Rik Wright’s Fundamental Forces
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. This evening Fundamental Forces will be celebrating third CD, “Green”, reaching #3 and staying there for the month of January. Fundamental Forces features Rik Wright (guitar), James DeJoie (reeds), Geoff Harper (bass), and Greg Campbell (drums).
9 pm – Crystal Beth and the Boom Boom Band
The Boom Boom Band is a ferociously powerful and psychedelic clarinet and primal scream fronted rock band. Bandleader and clarinetist Crystal Beth (Beth Fleenor) spins her own brand of positive hardcore, purge-pop-punk-hop — a sweaty trance psychedelic ritual. The Boom Boom Band features Beth Fleenor (clarinets/voice), Tristan Gianola (guitar), Michael Owcharuk (keyboard), Isaac Castillo (bass) and Adam Kozie (drums).