Robin Holcomb, Wayne Horvitz, Jessika Kenney & Eyvind Kang, Bill Patton
Vashon Island Sessions & Mike Dumovich present a concert to benefit Vashon Youth and Family Services plus Interfaith Council with Robin Holcomb, Wayne Horvitz, Jessika Kenney & Eyvind Kang and Bill Patton.
On August 3rd, some of the top Seattle musicians representing a wide cross section of music from jazz to avant to rock will be performing at the Open Space on Vashon Island to benefit two local organizations that have been helping those in need for decades. Vashon Youth and Family services and the Interfaith Council to Prevent Homelessness are non-profit organizations that provide a wide range of services for this diverse community including counseling, rent assistance, and vouchers for ferry, gas, prescription medications, food, utilities, education, phone, and many other basic needs. In 2012, combined they have helped over 300 households and 400 individuals meet these needs while also providing education and drug and alcohol counseling. It is a tall bill for any small town agency, but they both met the challenge admirably. The performance on the 3rd will be a show of monetary support for their work. The musicians:
Wayne Horvitz, the prolific and genre busting key player and composer has worked with John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Danny Barnes, Michael Shrieve, and has also produced records by several Grammy award winning and nominated musicians. His compositions have been commissioned by the Kronos Quartet, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Earshot Jazz Festival and has been the recipient of grants from several organizations including the National Endowment of the Arts.
Robin Holcomb is a pianist and songwriter who has been critically acclaimed for her seamless merging of avant guard jazz, classical compositions and Americana and folk that create dusty atmospheres and landscapes that are both haunting and compelling. She has released several albums, all critically acclaimed for their inventiveness and depth. She also appeared on the Bill Frisell's seminal and groundbreaking record "Nashville" and many other recordings. The New York Times says: "...She has created a new American regionalism, spun from many threads -country, rock,minimalism, Civil War songs, Baptist hymns, Appalachian fold tunes, even the poly-tonal music of Charles Ives. The music that results is as elegantly simple as a Shaker Quilt, and no less beautiful."
Eyvind Kang, the groundbreaking and massively acclaimed viola player and composer has played on records from Bill Frisell, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, Mike Patton, John Zorn, Laura Veirs, Beth Orton and Beck. As a composer, he has put out over 20 recordings, many on John Zorns label Tzadic Records, including 7 Nades, Theatre of Mineral Nades, The Story of Iceland, The Yelm Sessions and Grass. He has explored in these various musical outings an aesthetic that swings effortlessly between jazz, avant guard, metal, folk, and eastern music. His collaborations with his wife Jessika Kenney have led to works that have been recognized , along with his other work as innovative, lush compositions that cross boundaries elegantly and genuinely.
Jessika Kenney is a truly inspiring singer. She is committed to traditional music, notably Persian and Javanese, and is one of the few non Persian to achieve as much renown with her work, performing and recording with Ostad Hossein 'Omoumi. She has not been limited to this however, and has collaborated with John Cage, Jarred Powell, and husband, Eyvind Kang. Her ability to transform disparate singing styles into a cohesive sound is truly remarkable, and she should be considered one of the best pure vocalists in the world.
Bill Patton is a guitar and pedal steel player who has worked with countless names in the Seattle area including Grammy nominated work with the Fleet Foxes, Josh Tillman (Father John Misty), the Low Hums, Gold Leaves and many others. His own work is spare and contemplative, rich in songwriting values and lyrical depth. His guitar work is extraordinary and his performances are known for their riveting intensity and tenderness.
Advance tickets ($20) available at the Vashon Bookshop, online at Brown Paper tickets or at the door night of the show - box office opens at 7:30pm. It's an all ages event.
Sponsored By Open Space for Arts & Community.
Volunteer Producer: Debra Heesch.
Open Space for Arts & Community
18870 103rd Ave SW, Vashon, Washington 98070
Venue website: http://openspacevashon.com/
Open Space for Arts & Community (View)
18870 103rd Ave SW
Vashon, WA 98070
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