The Royal Room hosts the In Motion Quartet for a monthly residency featuring a Student Jazz Showcase with our own Jazz Band 2.
7:00 Garfield High School Jazz 2
7:45 In Motion Quartet
Show is free and open to the public
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
In Motion Quartet, led by saxophonist Steve Treseler and trumpeter Kevin Woods, performs forward-thinking original jazz with a nod to the chord-less groups of Ornette Coleman, Dewey Redman, and Lee Konitz. This instrumentation allows the band the freedom to stretch harmonically and melodically, while maintaining an emphasis on rhythmic interaction and improvised counterpoint. Treseler and Woods seem to communicate telepathically, with a great sense of élan, curiosity, and vitality. The quartet features Tony Lefaive on bass and Remy Morritt on drums.
Steve Treseler is a Seattle-based saxophonist, teaching artist, and author who performs and leads creative music workshops across the U.S. He and trumpeter Ingrid Jensen are co-leaders of the album Invisible Sounds: For Kenny Wheeler on Whirlwind Recordings, a project that was featured in the New York Times, DownBeat, and on NPR’s Jazz Night in America. Steve teaches saxophone and improvisation at Seattle Pacific University and is a Conn-Selmer Endorsing Artist.
Trumpeter, composer, and educator Kevin Woods lives in Bellingham where he serves as director of jazz studies at Western Washington University. Woods has been featured in both DownBeat and Jazziz magazines, and his debut album Ballad of the West received high praise and airplay on jazz radio stations throughout North America and Europe. Kevin is a Yamaha Performing Artist.
Garfield High School is a public high school in Seattle and attracts students from a variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Garfield’s jazz culture has been built over 40 years and remains strong to this day. Garfield Jazz has over 80 students enrolled in the program in three levels of ensembles. Students learn the great jazz traditions including Duke Ellington Count Basie, as well as a variety of other jazz styles. Garfield jazz bands 1 and 2 are directed by Jared Sessink
Garfield is a frequent participant in the Essentially Ellington National Jazz Band Competition and Festival at Lincoln Center in New York City, bringing home an unprecedented four first-place trophies.