Racer Sessions Turn Five

The Sunday night Racer Sessions at Cafe Racer have given up-and-coming musicians a welcoming environment for musical exploration (Photo: Jo David).

Cafe Racer, a coffehouse on the north end of Seattle's University District, has been a sort of home away from home for the past five years for UW music students, who instituted a weekly Sunday night open session for improvisational music making in 2010.  A three day festival, Cry and Roar, running Jan. 23-25 at the Cafe, presents a slate of local and visiting musicians to commemmorate the five year anniversary of the sessions. Read more in the Seattle Weekly.