Sunna Gunnlaugs Trio / Dawn Clement Trio **TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR**
From Iceland comes a lyrical pianist with impeccable touch and time who, as The Washington Post said, "elegantly bridges soul-searching passages with uncluttered swing." Three highly praised albums into a now-globetrotting career, she demonstrates qualities that keep that lifestyle pleasurable: Her work is contemplative and unhurried, and yet fully capable of evoking great emotion and tension in her spacing and intonation. She counts as her influences the likes of Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett the former echoes in her touch, the latter in a yearning lyricism as well as Scandinavians like Bobo Stenson and Jon Balke. Like the last two, her accomplishment is in imbuing drama and feeling into measured playing, as well as relating a complexity of soul and spirit in glimmers as if through a drawn-out far-Northern gloaming. She has steeped her responses in both schools. After coming to the U.S. in 1993 to attend William Paterson, she ventured to close-by New York City. There she eventually teamed with the likes of saxophonist Tony Malaby and bassist Drew Gress. She wins high praise for a style at once highly personal and compellingly inclusive of her audiences. She interprets her repertoire with truly accomplished trio-mates, fellow Icelander Thorgrimur Jónsson on bass, and her and long-time collaborator (and husband) Scott McLemore on drums.
One of the Northwest's premiere jazz artists, pianist/vocalist/composer Dawn Clement is a sought after collaborator who has worked with the likes of Pharaoh Sanders, Nancy King, Ingrid Jensen, Jay Clayton, and more. The Seattle native is currently a member of the jazz faculty at Cornish College of the Arts, where she has served since 2000. Her fourth album, Tempest Cobalt, marks her debut as composer.
Joining Dawn will be Byron Vannoy on drums and Geoff Harper on bass. The trio will be performing original compositions, as well as some music they've written for Priester's Cue.
Scott McLemore, Sunna Gunnlaugs, Thorgrimur Jonsson. Photo by Hordur Sveinsson.
Seattle Art Museum, Plestcheef Auditorium (View)
1300 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
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