Piano Starts Here: Evans/LaFaro, Bley/Peacock

Wed, May 18, 2016 at 7:30pm

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Doors open at 6:30pm

Tickets: $10 advance/ $12 at the door/ $8 students (door only with student ID)

To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here.

Though Bill Evans and Paul Bley took different paths musically, they traveled in the same circles and developed strong musical relationships. These strong relationships were most on display in Evans’s trio with Scott La Faro, and Bley’s trio with Gary Peacock, which coincidentally shared the same drummer: Paul Motian. The result in each case was an organic rapport like nothing before or since. 

Tonight features:
Josh Rawlings/Evan-Flory Barnes Duo
Alex Guilbert/Chris Symer Duo
Marina Albero/ Jeff Johnson Duo 
Michael Owcharuk 

Piano Starts Here highlights the work of some of the most prolific and talented jazz composers and pianists to ever tackle the instrument, hosted and curated by pianists Tim Kennedy and Wayne Horvitz. Each performance brings together Seattle’s finest contemporary pianists to perform compositions that showcase the featured performer’s work – the Royal Room brings together a who’s who of local piano talent to play the ongoing series, featuring pianists like Ryan Burns, Marc Seales, Dawn Clement, Sumi Tonooka, Gus Carnes, Aaron Othein, and Dave Peck, to name just a few. 

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.