Jessica Lurie Ensemble//K.O. & J.L
Fri, Nov 11 at 7:30pm
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 first come first served. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.
JESSICA LURIE (ALTO SAX /FLUTE /ELECTRONICS ) is a multi-instrumentalist performer and composer based in Brooklyn, NY and Seattle, WA. She embraces a wide range of musical influences, including funk, rhythmic folk musics and improvisation-heavy jazz with a dose of free-wheeling avant-groove-meets-grind. She leads the Jessica Lurie Ensemble, Tiptons Sax Quartet & Drums, Living Daylights, Sofie Salonika, FreEthiopiques, and Slingshot with Seattle violist Heather Bentley. Her November 11th concert at the Royal Room features stellar musicians from Seattle and Brooklyn, including Kate Olson on sax, Andy Coe on guitar, Marina Christopher on bass and in from Brooklyn, Chris Stromquist of Kultur Shock on drums! The evening will open with a short imrpovisational set by Kate and Jessica on saxes and electronics.
Jessica has released over 40 critically acclaimed albums as bandleader, lead composer or collaborator, and has performed with international artists such as John Zorn, Devotchka, Taylor Mac, Nikki Glaspie, Nels Cline, Col. Bruce Hampton, Helen Gillet, Fred Frith, Bill Frisell, Shaking Ray Levis, Amy Denio, Mark Ribot, Percussia Ensemble, Frank London, Allison Miller, James Brandon Lewis and Great Small Works. She is a Sundance Composers’ Fellow and Downbeat “Rising Star for Alto Sax” nominee (2016, 2018, 2021). Recent productions Jessica has worked on include Taylor Mac’s “The Hang; “ the Tiptons’ “Mujer o Bruja”; Mars Williams’ Devil’s Whistle in New Orleans and Jessica’s own Shofar Meditations. www.jessicalurie.com
Kate Olson ~ soprano & tenor sax
Jessica Lurie ~ flute, alto sax
Andy Coe ~ guitar
Marina Christopher ~ bass
Chris Stromquist (of Kultur Shock!) ~ drums