Ted Poor and Cuong Vu
Sat, Feb 26, 2022 at 8pm
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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.
Ted Poor is a New York-born, Seattle-based drummer whose adventurous, soulful playing has vaulted him to the stages of some of today’s most vital artists. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Ted has toured and recorded with such renowned artists as Paul Simon, Bill Frisell, Andrew Bird, Pat Metheny, Blake Mills, Madison Cunningham, and performed in the house band of the NPR radio show Live From Here with Chris Thile. Ted is an Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. His debut album on Impulse! (Verve/UMG), "You Already Know," was released on February 28th, 2020 to critical acclaim. www.tedpoor.com/
Trumpeter/composer Cuong Vu is an internationally acclaimed artist, recognized by jazz critics as an original voice and innovator with his work with the Cuong Vu Trio. Collaborative works include projects/recordings with a wide range of artists such as Bill Frisell, Myra Melford, David Bowie, and Pat Metheny (on recordings that earned Cuong two Grammys). He is currently professor and head of jazz studies at the University of Washington. www.cuongvu.com
In this concert, Cuong Vu and Ted Poor draw on 18 years of music together to weave a compelling set of music interlaced with brand new compositions and unique improvisations. Melody and groove are at the forefront of the sound, with Ted simultaneously adding ethereal synth chords and bass notes to round out the songs.