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Jazz Night: BETH FLEENOR with Matthew Richmond and Steve Alford Appearing Wed Sept 19th 2019 at 8pm

$10 in advance
$12 at the door
$6 for students

“Fleenor performs with emotional immediacy and good humor. Her tone is vibrant and full bodied, and her ideas fertile.”
(All About Jazz 2004)

“Beth Fleenor transcends labels – a multi-talented, creative force in Seattle.”

(City Arts Magazine 2010)

“….fare perhaps best described as world music from an imaginary planet….quite compelling and magical….” (Seattle Times)

“If you’re getting tired of music that’s even remotely formulaic, {Crystal Beth} is for you. Her experimental mixing of genres is powerful and refreshing.” (Seattle Weekly)

Composer/clarinetist/vocalist Beth Fleenor harbors a strong love for variety & all sonic manipulation, moving freely through genres such as jazz, rock, orchestral, contemporary chamber, Slavic & American folk, metal, musique concrete, ambient & pop. Her work has been heard internationally from 100,000 seat rock festivals, maximum-security prisons, and rural bars, to art galleries, bunkers, sidewalks, sacred spaces, and some of the most prestigious concert halls, museums, clubs and theaters in the country. Believing that “art is the discipline of being,” Fleenor uses sound to open the channels of communication between and within individuals and environments. Her work as been heard in live music, recordings, theater, performance art, installation, modern dance, and film.

Fleenor is honored to have worked with artists such as Wayne Horvitz, Butch Morris, Bobby Previte, King Crimson’s Trey Gunn, David Byrne, Terry Riley, Jherek Bischoff, Joshual Kohl, Matana Roberts, Wordless Music Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Amy Denio, Samantha Boshnack, William O. Smith, Eyvind Kang, Malcom Goldstein, Briggan Krauss, Timothy Young, Paris Hurley, Robin Lynn Smith, Gino Yevdjevich/Kultur Shock, Shane Perlowin, Ryan Oslance, Jessika Kenney, Degenerate Art Ensemble, Implied Violence, Paul Budraitis, Jessica Lurie, Denney Goodhew, Jim Knapp, Robin Holcomb, Parenthetical Girls, Spekulation, Jeff Huston, Bill Patton, Stephen Parris, and Michael Owcharuk, among many others.

Currently she can be found actively performing with Crystal Beth & the Boom Band (her purge pop dance punk project), Workshop Ensemble (which performs Fleenor’s chamber works grounded in her Blindfolded Performance and Conduction practices), Samantha Boshnack Quintet, Wayne Horvitz: Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble, Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble, Double Yoko, Figeater, and Zubatto Syndicate.

Fleenor holds a Bachelor of Music from Cornish College of the Arts. Her work has been supported by Jack Straw, 4Culture, Allied Arts, and the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. She has been based in Seattle since 1998.