SHOW 5/7: SJCE 5th Anniversary Concert

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Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble celebrates 5 years of community events and collaborations with an anniversary party at the Royal Room. The first set will feature music from SJCE’s collection of original works, commissioned throughout the life of the ensemble. The second set will be a reading of new tunes by SJCE contributing composers.

 

The band:

Beth Fleenor (clarinet); Samantha Boshnack (trumpet), Kate Olson, Brian Bermudez, Chris Credit (woodwinds); Michael Owcharuk (piano), Tim Carey(bass), and Kyle Doran (drums).

 

 

Show 1/15: SJCE at the Triple Door Musicquarium

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Composer Chat 3: Wayne Horvitz

The Seattle Jazz Composer’s Ensemble presents: Composer Chat! SJCE talks with Seattle composers in their environments about music and the music making process. And we have coffee.

Episode 3: We talk with the great composer, pianist, electronic musician, and bandleader: Wayne Horvitz.

Featuring Music composed by Wayne Horvitz

1. Julian’s Ballad – performed by Sweeter Than the Day
2. 55 in Concrete #1 – part of the new project 55: Music and Dance in Concrete
3. Fond Farewell – performed by Gravitas

www.waynehorvitz.net

Composer Chat 2: Beth Fleenor

The Seattle Jazz Composer’s Ensemble presents: Composer Chat! SJCE talks with Seattle composers in their environments about music and the music making process. And we have coffee.

Episode 2: featuring composer/clarinetist/vocalist/band leader Beth Fleenor

www.bethfleenor.com

SJCE & BUSWICK BOOK CLUB PERFORMANCE ON SEATTLE CHANNEL THIS WEEK

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The Buswick Book Club and Seattle Jazz Composers Ensembles performance of The Bible: Old Testament will air on the Seattle Channel (cable channel 21) the following times: 10/31 – 9pm; 11/1 – 10pm; 11/2 – 9pm

Or you can watch the entire show online here:

http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=6011303&file=1

Composer Chat 1: Samantha Boshnack

The Seattle Jazz Composer’s Ensemble presents: Composer Chat! SJCE talks with Seattle composers in their environments about music and the music making process. And we have coffee.

Episode 1: featuring composer/trumpeter/band leader Samantha Boshnack

www.boshnackmusic.com

 

Coming up this week: Samantha Boshnack’s B’shnorkestra with Beth Fleenor’s Workshop Ensemble at the Earshot Jazz Festival 10/26 > learn more

SJCE (small) – Triple Door Musicquarium 9/25

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8:30 – 11pm

Triple Door Musicquarium
216 Union Street

SJCE brings one of its small ensembles to the Triple Door Musicquarium, playing original music by an array of local composers ranging the wide world of jazz.

Beth Fleenor – clarinet
Jacques Willis – vibes
Michael Owcharuk- keys
Nate Omdal – bass
Max Wood – drums

THE BIBLE: SJCE & BUSHWICK BOOK CLUB SEATTLE 3/28 & 3/29

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March 28 & 29 – 8pm

Town Hall
1119 8th Ave

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The Bushwick Book Club Seattle has teamed up with the Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble and Eric Lane Barnes to present original music inspired by The Old Testament.

10 Songwriters have written 10 new songs based on 10 stories form the Bible’s Old Testament. SJCE took these songs and arranged them for a 7-piece band and chamber choir. At the end of March, all this comes together to bring you an evening of song, comedy, and theater, re-imagining stories from one of the oldest, influential, and controversial books we know.

This community project involves the work of over 30 artists and reflects a wide range of music and arts found in Seattle – it is an ambitious project. The goal is to provide audiences with a meaningful, high quality, multidisciplinary experience and an opportunity for artists that normally don’t work together a chance to collaborate.

Hosts:
MJ Seiber, Evan Mosher and Terri Weagant

Performers include:
Eric Lane Barnes
Lisa Koch
Tamara Power Drutis
Bucket of Honey
Wes Weddell
Beth Fleenor
Spekulation
Tai Shan
Amanda Sue Winterhalter
Vince Martinez

With arrangements by: Wayne Horvitz, Michael Owcharuk, Nate Omdal, Beth Fleenor, David Marriott and more…

Info: http://www.thebushwickbookclubseattle.com

Info: http://www.seattlejazzcomposersensemble.com

SJCE + the Bushwick Book Club Seattle Need Your Support!

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Our Story:

The Bushwick Bookclub Seattle and the Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble(SJCE) have joined forces to produce a big event featuring: The Bible!  And we need your help in raising $3000 to help make it happen.

10 Songwriters have written 10 new songs based on 10 stories form the Bible’s Old Testament. SJCE took these songs and arranged them for a 7-piece band and chamber choir. On March 28 and 29, at Seattle Town Hall, all this comes together to bring you an evening of song, comedy, and theater, re-imagining stories from one of the oldest, influential, and contraversial books we know.

This community project involves the work of over 30 artists and reflects a wide range of music and arts found here in Seattle. It is our most ambitious project yet.  The goal is to provide audiences with a meaningful, high quality, multi-disciplinary experience and an opportunity for artists that normally don’t work together to work together.

This fundraising drive is to raise money to pay for the venue rental fee and production costs. Covering these expenses ahead of time enables us to give more of the money generated by ticket sales to the artists who created the work. Your support will put more money in the hands of these folk that are composing, arranging, performing, and producing this event.

Our Artists:

Bushwick Bookclub Seattle Songwriters: Lisa KochSpekulation, Eric Lane Barnes, Bucket of Honey, Tai Shan, Beth Fleenor, Tamara Rose Power-Drutis, Vince Martinez, Amanda Sue Winterhalter, and Wes Waddell.

Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble Arrangers:  Michael Owcharuk, Nate Omdal, David Marriott Jr., and special guest Wayne Horvitz.

Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble: Cynthia Mullis and Brian Bermudez-saxophones, Samantha Boshnack-trumpet, David Marriott Jr.-trombone, Michael Owcharuk-piano, Nate Omdal-bass, Adam Kessler-drums.

Choir: featuring 12 members of the Seattle Men’s and Women’s chorus’ and directed by Eric Lane Barnes.

Actors/Hosts: MJ Seiber and Evan Mosher

Production Team: Geoff Larson, Beth Fleenor, Michael Owcharuk, Nate Omdal, and Eric Lane Barnes

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Join SJCE & the Bushwick Book Club Seattle to Kick-Off a New Collaboration

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Saturday, February 9 – 9pm
Arabica Lounge

The Bushwick Book Club Seattle, Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble and Captain Smarty Pants have joined together for a performance of The Bible – original songs inspired by stories from The Old Testament! The event includes 10 songwriters, a small choir, a chamber group, a band, the voice of God and more, premiering in March.

The collaborating organizations are raising $3000 to make the performance a success.

February’s benefit performance will include appearances by: Tai Shan, Amanda Sue Winterhalter, Captain Smarty Pants, Spekulation, Seattle Jazz Composer’s Small Ensemble, Vince Martinez and more…and there will be fantastic prizes, raffles, and give a ways…

This is a perfect night to help support these arts organizations in the creation of an unforgettable event!

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coming March 28 & 29 at Town Hall
The Bible – Old Testament presented by the Bushwick Book Club Seattle, Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble and Captain Smarty Pants