Jessica Lurie Quartet & Special Guests
Thu, Mar 24 at 7:30pm
COVID PROTOCOLS: All events will require proof of vaccination to enter the venue, masks worn unless actively consuming food or drink, and we will be closely monitoring guidelines and recommendations to make sure we are doing everything we can to protect our community.
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 and Brooklyn-based JESSICA LURIE will be performing at the Royal Room with frequent collaborators some of Seattle most dynamic and in-demand players in the Seattle jazz and experimental music scene. Her quartet features Joe Doria on piano and organ, Jonti Simon on bass, and Tarik Abouzied on drums, with the wonderful Kate Olson joining the band on for the second set. Jessica will be premiering a host of new compositions in advance of a new recording planned for later Spring with her group. An award-winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, and improviser, Lurie performs on saxophones, flute, electronics and voice, exploring a wide range of musical influences from around the globe as a composer and performer, including folk, funk, rhythmic Eastern European folk music and improvisation-heavy jazz with a dose of free-wheeling avant-groove-meets-grind. She is also known around town for her recurring collaborations in Seattle’s jazz, experimental and jam scene, as well as being a founding member of the Tiptons Saxophone Quartet and the Living Daylights trio.
Jessica Lurie - flute, saxophone
Joe Doria - piano, rhodes
Jonti Simon - bass
Tarik Abouzied - drums
Special Guest Kate Olson on saxophones for the second set!
“… this bandleader puts the accent on melody and the remote-control imperative that drives
the tapping of your helpless toe.” Greg Burk, LA Weekly
“… spectacularly jazzy work by the devastating Jessica Lurie."
by Richard Sasanow, Broadway World
“ a deliciously slithery soloist” New York Music Daily
" The ensemble shifts among funk, jazz, folk and ethnic melodies reminiscent of klezmer-jazz and Balkan-jazz hybrids by artists like Steve Bernstein (and) the winding, angular grooves of Tim Berne." Phil Freeman, JAZZIZ