8:00 PM20:00

Roscoe Mitchell "Nonaah" performance

Tonight Neil will join saxophonists Kate Olson, Ivan Arteaga and Seth Alexander for a rare performance of Roscoe Mitchell's masterpiece Nonaah. This composition one of the most challenging saxophone ensemble works ever composed, and merges improvisation seamlessly with beautiful disjunct themes. 

Performance at 9pm

$5-10 suggested donation at the door.

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to Nov 11

Bad Luck Performance: Full of Roses at Fred Wildlife Refuge

Tonight Bad Luck (alongside drummer Chris Icasiano) will collaborate with Seattle performer/musician Abigale Swanson, known as Stultus Corporis. This is a new durational performance entitled Full of Roses, performed at Fred Wildlife Refuge (Capitol Hill, Seattle).

Fred Wildlife Refuge (Venue) 

Total performance length: 6pm-12am / Bad Luck performs around 8:30pm

About: Full of Roses is an immersive, interdisciplinary, installation exploring the sanctity of blood released without violence, without trauma and its universal ability to nurture growth and creation. The performance, beginning at 6PM and ending at 12AM, will engage all of the senses featuring a film by Lauren Rodriguez, and a new collaborative composition by Monika Khot (Nordra, Zen Mother), Chris Icasiano & Neil Welch (Bad Luck), Abbey Blackwell (former La Luz; Great Spiders), and a durational performance by director, Abigail Swanson. 

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8:00 PM20:00

Seattle Composer's Salon


Tonight Neil will debut "Exit Cycles"--four brief compositions for tenor/soprano saxophones and mezzo-soprano vocalist. He'll be joined by Danielle Sampson, a widely-acclaimed vocalist who recently moved to Seattle from San Francisco. This event is part of the Composers Salon, and a number of other composers will present new or emergent works!

Composer's Salon / Good Shepherd Center / 8-10pm / $5-15 (pay what you can)

Exit Cycles came to light while reading William Carlos Williams' Kora in Hell, and Neil's work here addresses the experience of entering into and exiting from the artistic process in day to day living.  

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9:00 PM21:00

Neil Welch Trio Live at Egans

Saxophonist Neil Welch shares the stage tonight with bassist Abbey Blackwell and drummer Mike Gebhart. 

Egan's Ballard Jam House: 9:00-10:30pm / $7 at the door.

For this new set, Neil limited himself to composing each piece from start to finish in under 30 minutes. The tunes are little bursts of compositional energy, using quarter-tones in be-bop phrasing, lots of space for blowing, and a detailed, topographical approach to improvising together. 

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8:00 PM20:00

Bad Luck @ the Earshot Jazz Festival (Seattle Art Museum)

Neil performs with his duo Bad Luck (saxophone/electronics + drums) for the Fall, 2016 Earshot Jazz Festival.  Bad Luck is collaborating with visual artist Kevin Blanquies, who has curated a film to be projected during their set. We welcome you to join us Sunday, Oct. 23rd, 8pm at the Seattle Art Museum.

Bad Luck opens for the European band Conference Call, which features the German avant-garde saxophonist Gebhard Ullman.

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