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Zero-G at Chapel Performance Space 9.25.14: A Tribute to Charlie Haden

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Thursday, September 25 ● 8 P.M.
Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center ● 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle
$5-15 donation welcomed ● all ages
 
On July 11 of this year, the music world lost the monumental musician Charlie Haden, a man who completely reinvented the approach to the double bass in jazz music. With an amazing career that spanned five decades, he is known for his groundbreaking reinvention of jazz harmony and structure. From Ornette Coleman’s seminal free-jazz quartet to his intensely melodic and sparse approach to duos with Pat Metheny and Keith Jarrett, to leading his own large ensemble, the fiery, politically radical Liberation Music Orchestra, he brought together his love of folk, classical, free jazz, and world music.

Bassist Birch Pereira, a longtime admirer of Haden, has organized a night of music to pay tribute to the man and his music. Pereira will be joined by distinguished Seattle bassists John Seman, Paul Kemmish, Geoff Harper, Evan Flory-Barnes, Carmen Rothwell, and David Michael Marcus. Each bassist will trade off with songs from Haden’s legacy that feature different sets of musicians including Jason Goessl (guitar), Ben Krulewitch (piano), Seth Alexander (saxophone), Scott Morning (trumpet), and more.

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Zero-G at Chapel Performance Space, Friday 3.21.14: Moraine / Michael Owcharuk Trio

Friday, March 21, 2014 • Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center • 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, 4th floor, Seattle • 8-10 p.m. • $5+ suggested donation

Zero-G Concerts launches a new quarterly series at the acoustically pristine Chapel Performance Space with a pairing of acclaimed art-rock unit Moraine and the Michael Owcharuk Trio. Many thanks to Steve Peters / Nonsequitur for partnering with Zero-G on the new series. (Note that we will no longer be presenting Zero-G events at Lucid Lounge – much gratitude to David Pierre-Louis for hosting the series over the past two-plus years.)

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Moraine (8 p.m.)

Moraine returns from a recording hiatus with a set tailored to the Chapel’s exquisite acoustics, just prior to the band’s appearance at Mexico’s Baja Prog festival. Led by veteran guitarist Dennis Rea and rounded out by ace instrumentalists Alicia DeJoie (violin), James DeJoie (woodwinds), Kevin Millard (bass), and Tom Zgonc (drums), Moraine is a shape-shifting instrumental quintet that has built a reputation as one of the most electrifying and original instrumental rock bands anywhere, winning over listeners around the globe with its unique amalgam of art rock, forward-thinking jazz, Asian-inspired music, and more. With a distinctive repertoire balancing rigorously composed passages with exploratory improvisation, Moraine has delighted audiences ranging from progressive rock partisans to jazz aficionados to metalheads.

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Michael Owcharuk Trio (9 p.m.)

The Michael Owcharuk Trio concludes the evening with a set of original instrumental music (prog-jazz? jazz-prog?) that bombastically moves through genre and style with healthy doses of improv. Michael Owcharuk (keyboards), Nate Omdal (bass), Jacques Willis (drums).

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