Sara Schoenbeck/Wayne Horvitz Duo Sweeter Than the Day plus Sara Schoenbeck

Sun, Jul 7 at 8pm

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Doors at 7:00pm
$15 adv/$20 dos

To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation by emailing
Advance tickets can only be purchased online. We do not sell advance tickets at the venue.

Formed in 1999, Sweeter Than the Day began simply as the acoustic incarnation of Zony Mash.  The band played weekly shows at Seattle's Baltic Room, and quickly became Wayne Horvitz’s first piano based ensemble in over 10 years.  Despite the shared personnel, the ensemble is quite distinct from the electric ZM and the     repertoire is almost entirely different.  The band has toured throughout the US, Canada and Europe. It also presents frequent double bills with Robin Holcomb where it becomes 4/5ths of the Robin Holcomb band.

“...towards a quietly powerful chamber modernism full of eclectic composerly acumen that makes dreamlike reference to jazz, country, folk and hymn-like material.  Delightful and original.”
     – Mojo (UK) / Chris Ingham

".... a great showcase for Horvitz's beautiful compositions, his really strange angular chord progressions.

“American Bandstand’s [tracks] Ben’s Music, Love, Love, Love and Forever are among the most beatific melodies you’ll hear this year.“  
    – Jazz Times / Christopher Porter

Sara Schoenbeck (Bassoon) and Wayne Horvitz (Piano, Electronics) first met as performers at the company style improvisation festival “Time Flies” in Vancouver B.C. in 2000.They have been frequent collaborators ever since in The Gravitas Quartet, Some Places Are Forever Afternoon, and numerous improvised collectives and performances. They are dedicating their long time collaboration to duo spaces of original music and improvisation. A study of the crossroads where texture and extended technique meet with and support the expression of melody and song.

Wayne Horvitz Piano
Sara Schoenbeck Bassoon
Timothy Young Guitar
Keith Lowe Bass
Eric Eagle Drums

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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.