Monday, October 24, 2011


The Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble was in the studio this month, recording new works by a huge range of composers. One of the things that amazes me about this project is truly how much of the community it engages and reaches out to. I've never played in a jazz big band that incorporates so many different styles in the jazz canon - which is a direct result of cross-pollinating all of the different jazz scenes in Seattle and pulling them into one hell of a organism.

This is something to support for the long haul - and we need more ensembles like this!!

The Composers:
Samantha Boshnack, BF, Jim Knodle, Chad McCullough, Nate Omdal, Michael Owcharuk, & Mike Catts.

The Band:

Samantha Bosch - Flute
Beth Fleenor - Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Ethan Thomas - Alto and Tenor sax
Mike Dodge - Tenor sax and clarinet
Brian Bermudez - Alto, Tenor, and Bari sax
Chad McCullough - Trumpet
Samantha Boshnack - Trumpet
Jim Knodle - Trumpet
John Terpin - Trombone
Michael Owcharuk - Piano and Accordion
James Baumgart - Guitar
Nate Omdal - Bass
Tim Carey - Bass
Max Wood - Drums

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