Jazz historian Brent Jensen will discuss the origin of the blues and its influence on the development of jazz and American popular music. Illustrated live with Brent on sax and James Findlay on guitar.
Free, at Anacortes Public Library, 2pm Thursday December 5, sponsored by the Manieri Endowment.
Rhythm Abstraction: Azure is the first volume of new compositions created as a follow up to 2018’s
release Rhythm Kaleidoscope. As with that release, Brock Avery improvised drum and percussion
solos. Frank Macchia then composed music for woodwinds and orchestra to Brock’s creations. Azure
is the first of three extended play albums of 6-7 compositions which will be released starting in
January and followed up in April and July. In Azure we have a created a group of pieces that continue
our quest for honoring the art of improvisation with a “stream-of-consciousness” sense of
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