Different Drummer has a whole new show! Comprised of three string players from the regions premier chamber orchestra, the Northwest Sinfonietta, these classical musicians definitely know how to step out of their orchestral habitat. Violinist Brandon Vance is a two-time winner of the US National Scottish Fiddle Championship. Gretchen Yanover is an acclaimed electric cellist with three solo albums to her credit. Bassist Anna Doak has performed and/or recorded with Dave Mathews, Joe Williams, Spirit of the West, Jeremy Enigk, Tommy Tune, Joel Fan & Linda Ronstadt. Add to the mix Don Dieterich, a percussionist who is willing to whack on any number of non-traditional gadgets from lampshades to garbage cans, and youve got a show that represents genres as varied as the artists presenting it. Prepare to be entertained, amused and exhilarated by this unique collaboration!
Tickets: $15 General admission, $10 Students & Seniors https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4289398
“Different Drummer proves that minimalism can bite. The level of musicianship amongst the three is tonally sculpted, their arrangements complex and disciplined, showcasing a ferocious synchronization between the double bass and violin. Though the group is small in numbers, their size ends up acting as an advantage. Within each arrangement listeners can hear the unique styles from individual parts, a rarity in a large percent of the music we hear today.”
-Connor Creighton, Earshot Jazz Aug 2016
Week long workshop at SPU (Seattle Pacific University) every June (July this year), with guest faculty including symphony players, International Society of Bassists award winners, and jazz notables. Classes range from beginning ensembles to solo master classes, with students from ages 8 to 70.
Four days of camp for any age level! This is a fun camp, where students get to work closely with superb bass teachers. Students focus on advancing their technical facility and work in a small group setting for lots of personal attention
For advanced high school and college-aged classical students. The students receive 5 days of intense musical training in all areas of bass playing - orchestral, solo, and technique. Students also participate in bass ensembles to enhance their chamber music training.
Intensive week of study and performance opportunities for the jazz upright bassist.