Georg Graewe; Gust Burns & Greg Campbell Duo
German pianist Georg Graewe returns once again to the Earshot Jazz Festival for a thrilling solo recital. One of the avant-garde's leading lights, Graewe has in recent years found himself equally comfortable performing as part of the vibrant Chicago scene, as he does at home in Cologne. Known for his unique blending of jazz, classical, and improvised music, Graewe's solo efforts are complex and wholly-compelling affairs. He has performed and recorded with Anthony Braxton, Barry Guy, Mats Gustafsson, Dave Douglas, Frank Gratkowski, Paul Lovens, Marilyn Crispell, and Evan Parker, among others, he and also runs his own record label, Random Acoustics.
Opening are Seattle's own sonic adventurers Gust Burns (piano, altered keyboards) and Gregory Campbell (percussion, French horn). Burns strives to discover new routes to improvisation on the piano, developing alternative narrative approaches and extended techniques. Citing both the American and European avant-garde lineages, traditional American jazz, and the popular music he grew up with as major influences, Burns has developed a unique and engrossing musical perspective and is also keen on exploring how music functions within a greater socio-political context. He also directs the Seattle Improvised Music Festival. Greg Campbell is a percussionist with a wide range of interests, as is demonstrated by a list of his former teachers bassists Dave Holland and Cecil McBee, drummer Bob Moses, and Ghanaian palmwine guitarist Koo Nimo, among many others. A life-long student, Campbell also teaches at Cascadia Community College and online for Boston University. Longtime colleagues, Burns and Campbell promise to deliver an exciting and intellectually-stimulating evening of improvisations.
Chapel Performance Space
Good Shepherd Center
Seattle, WA 98103
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