Ben Thomas Tango Project- Album Release
Wed, Apr 20 at 7:30pm
Doors: 6:30 pm
COVID PROTOCOLS: All our staff are fully vaccinated, and we ask that our patrons be vaccinated as well. Our staff will be masked, and we encourage our audience to wear masks as much as possible.
Advance tickets can only be purchased online-we do not sell advance tickets at the venue. Refunds are not available within 48 hours of the event. Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. Seating is currently first come first served. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.
Seattle based vibist/bandoneonist Ben Thomas releases his first tango album, blending contemporary tango with jazz. Built around a trio with clarinetist Eric Likkel and bassist Steve Schermer, this music explores how tango continues to grow as it encounters new times and new influences. Following the lead of some of the leaders of the current scene in Buenos Aires, such as Diego Schissi and Exequiel Mantega, Thomas builds pieces combining rhythmic intensity with lush harmonies, whimsy, and an emphasis on story telling.
Joining them are cellist Gretchen Yanover, and pianist Gabe Hall-Rodrigues.