If you’re looking for something to do this post-Election Day weekend, you might want to check out “Truth is Up For Grabs”–part of the Wayward Music Series and funded in part by 4Culture–at Good Shepherd Center on Saturday evening. Member and 2014 inductee of the Earshot Jazz Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame Amy Denio presents:
A song cycle of eight new compositions for chamber ensemble. Inspired by current events, the economy of war, and poetry by Pablo Neruda, Denio’s music is harmonically rich and engagingly rhythmic. The orchestra contains a wind quintet, a brass quintet, a string octet, electric guitar, and percussion. The ensemble will be conducted by Mike Jauregui.
Denio is a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, alto sax, clarinet, accordion) with a four-octave vocal range, and has produced over 50 recordings, solo and in collaboration with artists worldwide. She runs her own recording studio and record label, Spoot Music. She has played concerts and taught musical workshops in festivals, clubs, squats, prisons, churches, sanctuaries, subways, and abandoned buildings on six continents.
A commissioned composer for modern dance, film, and theater, Denio’s music has been heard at Carnegie Hall, Brooklyn Academy of Music, on New Year’s Eve in Piazza del Plebiscito in Naples, Italy, and from the top of three King County Metro buses.
She co-founded Tone Dogs; The Entropics; her all-women sax quartet, The Tiptons (1988-present); joined Bosnian folk metal band Kultur Shock in 1999; and has been playing with Abel Rocha and Madeleine Sosin in Correo Aereo/Ama Trio since 2003.
WHAT: “Truth is Up For Grabs”
~ 8 Orchestral pieces composed by Amy Denio
WHEN: Saturday, November 11, 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, 4th Floor
4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
WHO: All ages welcome!
HOW MUCH: By donation only, suggested $5 – $25
CONTACT: Amy Denio: [email protected] / 206.351.1805