KO ENSEMBLE is a rotating cast of Seattle’s best jazz and creative musicians. This is Kate’s most straight ahead jazz project, and her compositions are heavily influenced by the music of Thelonious Monk, as well as the compositions of her contemporaries in the Seattle music scene. KO ENSEMBLE has many incarnations, from duo to sextet. http://www.kateplayssax.com/ko-ensemble/
1st Thursday is excited to present the effervescence and originality of guitarist Alex Oliverio. Originally hailing from Phoenix, AZ, Alex has formed some truly exciting local bands: BLUE Body Ensemble, Hunter Gatherer, and Sunshine Ensemble.
The quartet was formed in tribute to Ornette Coleman and subsequently forged an exciting and energetic improvisatory conversation. TIOM is Mike Gebhart on drums, Jim Knodle on trumpet, Paul Kemmish on bass, and Seth Alexander on saxophone. https://sethalexander.bandcamp.com/
3-2-17 | 7:30pm | Vermillion | 1508 11th Ave