Ari Joshua Quartet//Xavier Lecouturier Quartet

March 10, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
Ari Joshua Quartet//Xavier Lecouturier Quartet

Doors: 7pm

Tickets: $20 advance, $25 doors

COVID PROTOCOLS: All events will require proof of vaccination to enter the venue, masks worn unless actively consuming food or drink, and we will be closely monitoring guidelines and recommendations to make sure we are doing everything we can to protect our community.

Advance tickets can only be purchased online-we do not sell advance tickets at the venue. Refunds are not available within 48 hours of the event. Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. Seating is currently first come first served. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

South African born, Brooklyn bred at the New School, NYC, Ari Joshua’s music documents a spiritual journey of a prodigious talent and an all-consuming passion for music.  Look for the first released singles and a 6-song EP called RAaR online.  Ari’s interestingly complex and fun compositions are recorded/performed with numerous nationally outstanding musicians and well worth exploring.  Joining guitarist Ari Joshua will be three of Seattle’s most popular and talented jazz musicians: Xavier Lecouturier, John Hansen & Michael Glynn! The modern jazz set will include mostly original music composed by Joshua.  You can expect interesting guitar riffs, layered arrangements, and a surprising variety of songs combining jazz elements with those of rock, funk, R&B, soul and electronic music. A show of  tradition fused with the delightfully unexpected. Come hear what the buzz is all about.

Xavier is a 21 year old, American, drummer, composer, with French and Mexican heritage. He is a Graduate of the Cornish College of the Arts Music Department where he spent his last four years completing his degree. In his four years in Seattle, Xavier primarily focused on developing a compositional and playing style that was manifested in his quintet. He has a commitment to the study and roots of the jazz tradition but also finds all the ways in which the things he carries can influence his music. The music he composes is drawn from the music he grew up listening to, including classical music, latin jazz, Mexican pop-rock, or pop.

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