Jazz Innovations, Part II

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 7:30pm
FREE
Small jazz combos perform in Brechemin on May 16 (photo: Steve Korn).
Small jazz combos perform in Brechemin Auditorium on May 16 (photo: Steve Korn).

Student jazz ensembles pay homage to the icons of jazz and break new ground with original progressive jazz compositions.

 

THE SINIBABIES
Greg Sinibaldi, advisor

Apple Core ................................................................................................................... David Klein
Terminal .............................................................................................................. Anthony LeFaive
Ballad ....................................................................................................................Chris Schindele
XS $ ........................................................................................................................ Wyatt Gardner
Why Are You Drawn to a Tragic Outcome ............................................................... Elias Hampton

Anthony LeFaive, bass
Wyatt Gardner, drums
Chris Schindele, piano
David Klein, tenor saxophone
Elias Hampton, guitar

ENSEMBLE #2
To Be Announced


 

Director Bio

Greg Sinibaldi

Innovative saxophonist and composer Greg Sinibaldi has established himself as one of the Northwest’s most inventive musicians, embracing a diverse musical world. Whether he’s performing with his own groups, playing in metal bands, or composing new chamber music, he brings forth a characteristic and unique voice each time he performs. Inspired by a wide range of music and art, Greg has developed a unique improvisational language, developing a virtuosic and rich sonic palette.

Inspired by collaborations with many musical innovators Greg has worked and performed with Gunther Schuller, Jimmy Giuffre, Bill Frisell, Wayne Horvitz, Cuong Vu, Ted Poor, Robert Dick, Dave Douglas, Matt Moran, Rueben Radding, Jesse Canterbury and many others. He has toured with a wide range of bands and can be heard on numerous recordings, the most recent being Burn List. In collaboration with clarinetist Jesse Canterbury, his recent record Ascendant, was recorded in a 4-million gallon Cistern. He’s also played an integral role on many recordings including Frieze of Life’sNuclear Frog Pond, Uncle Pooch’s Oneirophrenia and Goat’s Special Agent.

Greg has been the recipient of grants and awards from the Puffin Foundation, Jack Straw Foundation, Centrum, 4Culture, Earshot Jazz and The City of Seattle. He has also been Artist in Residence at the Banff Center, the Atlantic Center for the Arts and Centrum. He studied at the New England Conservatory working with a wide range of artists, including George Garzone, Jimmy Guiffre, and Joe Maneri. While receiving a Masters degree from the University of Washington he studied with Richard Karpen.