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Sam Boshnack Quintet & Duende at The Royal Room
February 18, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm PST$7 – $10
A send-off into the studio show for the Sam Boshnack Quintet! Right after this performance SBQ heads into Studio Litho to record the “Nellie Bly Project”, their second album. The night will feature new music as well as the entire Bly suite – illustrating the daredevil, feminist, journalist & iconoclast Nellie Bly (1864 – 1922).
The Sam Boshnack Quintet synthesizes a dazzling array of musical influences in Boshnack’s sophisticated yet fun, highly original compositions—from intricate chamber writing to lush jazz panoramas and funky brass band-inspired grooves. The band has been hailed as “delightful, surprising….explorative and intriguing… phenomenally innovative musicians with a unique signature sound that owes as much to their, on the spot, ingenuity as to Boshnack’s original writing.” (All About Jazz)
Nominated for a 2012 Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award for NW Alternative Jazz Group, the Sam Boshnack Quintet released “Exploding Syndrome” in 2014 to critical acclaim. They have toured many venues including; JazzPOP series at Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), Center For New Music (San Francisco), Earshot Jazz Spring Series at Seattle Art Museum, Frye Art Museum (Seattle), Luna’s Cafe (Sacramento), O’Shaughnessy Cultural Center (Whitefish, MT), among others.
Sam Boshnack Quintet features: Samantha Boshnack (trumpets/voice/compositions), Beth Fleenor (clarinets/voice), Alex Chadsey (piano/keyboards), Isaac Castillo (upright bass) and Max Wood (drums).
Duende is an energetic new trio featuring longtime collaborators Alex Chadsey (piano/keyboards/compositions), Farko Dosumov (electric bass) and Jeff “Bongo” Busch (drums & percussion). Duende skillfully utilizes the American jazz tradition as a point of departure for daring explorations of rhythms & influences from the Americas, Europe and Africa. Catchy melodies, lush harmonies, and wholehearted commitment to groove.
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. To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.