Join us on Sunday evenings for the 2021 South Hudson Music Project Staycation Festival, featuring live solo and duo performances by Seattle based musicians and improvisers. On April 4th, hear sets from Robin Holcomb, Sheridan Riley and Neil Welch.
Saxophonist Neil Welch performs a solo, acoustic set guided by the natural environments of the PNW. Playing soprano, tenor and bass saxophones, his work will endeavor to reflect the torrent of icy rivers, lush vegetation, sweeping mountain terrains, and an abundance of wildlife. He will explore a vastness of sonic possibilities on the saxophone, from air and whistle tones, to soulful melody.
“Fearless, raw improvisations” – The Seattle Times
Robin Holcomb is a pianist, singer, composer and songwriter based in Seattle. She has performed internationally as a solo performer and as a leader of various groups at venues including but not limited to Carnegie Hall, the Meltdown Festival, the United Nations, the Seattle Opera House and Earshot Jazz Festival. Her music and sound are a reflection of the various environments she has encountered ranging from the deep south to the west coast, meanwhile absorbing influences of popular, folk, contemporary classical and avant-garde music.
“Robin Holcomb has created a new American regionalism, spun from many threads–country, rock, minimalism, Civil War songs, Baptist hymns, Appalachian folk tunes, even the polytonal music of Charles Ives. The music that results is as elegantly simple as a Shaker Quilt, and no less beautiful.” [The New York Times]
Sheridan Riley is a drummer/percussionist using acoustic and electronic textures to play with the contradictions, juxtapositions, surprises, discomforts and pleasures that give form to emotional existence.
A collaboration with South Hudson Music Project