This event has been canceled.
Given the spike in covid-19 in our area, new guidance by Washington State, and the concern of the band for their bandmates and families, and the Royal Room’s concern for our staff, the hard decision was made to cancel this event. We hope to reschedule when it is safe to do so.
Thanks for your understanding.
Joining together for 2-part Chanukah celebration, both on December 11th and 17th, are Seattle musicians James Falzone, Wayne Horvitz, Darren Loucas, Keith Lowe, and Evan Woodle. They will combine to play John Zorn’s repertoire of radical Jewish music, a project entitled Masada. This music conjoins elements of 1960’s Ornette Coleman with sacred Jewish music. In the late 90’s Masada was considered one of the most important jazz bands of the decade. By taking inspiration from traditional klezmer ensembles while at the same time referencing the contemporary sounds of Coleman, Zorn was able to shape a new Jewish music which was contemporary, expressive and redefined.
“Masada, which he began in the early 1990s, was an attempt to explore his [John Zorn’s] own roots and expand the idea of Jewish music through a “songbook” that linked the language of klezmer and jazz.” – Ben Sisario The New York Times
Wayne Horvitz – piano
James Falzone – clarinet
Darren Loucas – guitar
Keith Lowe – bass
Evan Woodle – drums
Join us for our recurring series titled ‘Staycation Festival’, a series of streaming events at the Royal Room, co-hosted by Live Concerts Stream.
Both sites will have a link to donate to the artist.
Performed live on The Royal Room stage, following all Washington State Department of Health guidelines.