Fulfilling the need for an outlet for music that blends modern jazz, progressive rock, and the unclassifiable, Zero-G Concerts is a co-presentation of leading Seattle instrumentalists Jason Goessl, Dennis Rea, John Seman and Rik Wright.
With a focus on forward-thinking instrumental music, Zero-G Concerts spotlights a multifarious selection of the region’s most adventurous instrumentalists from diverse scenes, from accomplished scene veterans to head-turning emerging artists.
The first Zero-G event was held in October, 2010 at the venerable Mars Bar (RIP) in Seattle WA. The organization has since expanded to present events at numerous venues in the Seattle area, including the Comet Tavern, Egan’s Ballard Jam House, The Mix, Lucid Jazz Lounge, White Rabbit (RIP), LoFi Performance Gallery, the Royal Room, the Substation and the Chapel Performance Space.
Since its inception Zero-G has promoted over a hundred concerts consisting of hundreds of musical acts.
“This is an exciting development: Seattle musicians Jason Goessl, Dennis Rea, and Rik Wright are inaugurating a new series called Zero-G that will happen third Thursdays at Mars Bar/Café Venus. They plan to showcase avant jazz, prog rock, and other weird sonic species.” – The Stranger
“One thing this city needs – other than roads that get you through it, or under it – is a place where we can listen to music that is not only modern jazz, or only progressive rock, or only unclassifiable, but something of all three. Because it is in that lush zone that much of what is most interesting is taking place, thanks to musicians like guitarists Dennis Rea, Rik Wright, and Jason Goessl. Those three are curating a series that will spotlight musicians like those: adventurous instrumentalists, mostly exploratory, electric, and instrumental, from the veteran to the latest head-turners – a welcome prospect” – Earshot
“Since 2010, Zero-G has programmed cutting-edge music at venues not normally associated with jazz.” – City Arts