Nelda Swiggett’s The Alaska Suite

April 22, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
Nelda Swiggett’s The Alaska Suite

The Alaska Suite features a five-piece chamber jazz ensemble performing the original music of Seattle pianist and composer Nelda Swiggett.  The performance engages the power of artistic expression — live music, spoken words, images and poetry — to connect audiences deeply and emotionally to the scientific realities of climate change. Ultimately a story of hope, the performance leaves audiences inspired to take action, and play a role in facilitating society’s response to climate change.

“The combination of the music, your spoken words, and the images was magnificent. What a beautiful way to communicate many facets of climate change, and to draw people in.”  
— Elizabeth Burton

Nelda Swiggett – piano, compositions, narrative, curated images
Julian Smedley – violin
Clif Swiggett – trombone, percussion
Chris Symer – bass
Adam Kessler – drums

Jill McGrath – poetry

Viewing info coming soon.

Performed live on The Royal Room stage, following all Washington State Department of Health guidelines.

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