duende libre/Sam Boshnack Quintet Double CD Release
Thu, Jun 1 at 7:30pm
Doors at 6:00pm
Tickets: $7 adv/$10 dos
duende libre is an inspired new power trio featuring longtime collaborators Alex Chadsey (piano/keyboards/compositions), Farko Dosumov (electric bass) and Jeff “Bongo” Busch (drums & percussion). duende libre utilizes the American jazz tradition as a point of departure for daring explorations of rhythm & influences from the Americas, Europe and Africa yielding catchy melodies, lush harmonies, and wholehearted groove.
Bursting onto the Seattle scene in February 2016, duende libre has quickly earned a reputation for being innovative, uplifting and accessible to a wide-range of listeners. The Midwest Record had this to say about their self-titled debut album: "A tasty little treat that does the job it set out to do, entertain in a big way, and succeeds mightily. Nice solid stuff that works throughout.” duende libre celebrates the release of their new album on June 1st with the Sam Boshnack Quintet.
Composer/trumpeter Samantha Boshnack's primary small ensemble as a leader, the Sam Boshnack Quintet, thrashes and bounds through tightly-woven twists, tunnels and cliffs with the deftness and precision of a chamber ensemble and the weight of a rock band. Boshnack synthesizes a dazzling array of musical influences in her sophisticated yet fun, highly original compositions—from intricate chamber writing to lush jazz panoramas and funky brass band-inspired grooves. Tonight they celebrate the release of their second album - “Nellie Bly Project” on Artists Recording Collective. Written about the 19th century daredevil feminist and journalist, the music moves between the narrative and abstract, creating an imaginative world that channels Bly’s groundbreaking spirit.
The band features some of Seattle’s most accomplished improvisers and has been hailed as "delightful, surprising....explorative and intriguing… phenomenally innovative musicians with a unique signature sound that owes as much to their, on the spot, ingenuity as to Boshnack’s original writing” (All About Jazz). The Sam Boshnack Quintet is: Samantha Boshnack (trumpets, voice & compositions), Beth Fleenor (clarinets & voice), Alex Chadsey (piano, keyboards & voice), Isaac Castillo (bass) and Max Wood (drums).
Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.