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Andy Clausen’s Wishbone at Earshot Jazz Festival


Andy Clausen’s Wishbone played at the  ILLSLEY BALL NORDSTROM RECITAL HALL AT BENAROYA HALL last Saturday on the 2nd night of the Earshot Jazz Festival 2012
Composer and trombonist Andy Clausen gained significant national attention for his music while still a student in the acclaimed Roosevelt High School Jazz Band, before moving to New York City to study at The Juilliard School in the fall of 2010. His compositions and the work of his large ensemble have been hailed by the New York Times as “sleek, dynamic large-group jazz, a whirl of dark-hued harmony and billowing rhythm … The intelligent sheen of Mr. Clausen’s writing was as striking as the composure of his peers … It was impressive, and not just by the yardstick of their age.”

Here is the  2012 Earshot Jazz Festival schedule to see what is coming up next.

Clausen’s latest recording, Wishbone Suite, on Seattle’s Table & Chairs label, features the musicians joining him tonight: clarinetist Ivan Arteaga, pianist Gus Carn, accordionist Aaron Otheim and drummer Chris Icasiano.

Featuring a wealth of musical variety and compositional elegance, Wishbone Suite is, at this moment, the perfect vehicle for showcasing Clausen’s alluring compositions and the formidable skills of his large ensemble.

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