Earshot Jazz Festival presents the hometown premiere of Seattle-based composer & trumpeter Samantha Boshnack’s “Seismic Belt.”
Photos by Emma Wang, courtesy of 18th Street Arts Center.
Boshnack’s love of hiking the peaks of the Pacific Northwest, combined with travels to other areas located on the Ring sparked her fascination with volcanoes, and the cultures that surround them. As with her other recent projects, this work leads the listener into a storied landscape projected as musical narrative. In 2017, she released “Nellie Bly Project” which illustrated the 19th-century daredevil/feminist/journalist’s heroic life. In 2016, her desire to celebrate individual expression and virtuosity of musicians outside of Western classical music prompted her to compose “Global Concertos” – which explored the sounds of five continents, performed with a representative musical ambassador from each.
Watch video about “Seismic Belt” and Make Jazz Fellowship – https://vimeo.com/270227399 (password is firejazz).
Samantha Boshnack’s Seismic Belt Live in Santa Monica will be released in March 2019 on Orenda Records!