Corey Christiansen - guitar; Paul Gabrielson - bass; Matt Jorgensen - drums
Guitarist Corey Christiansen draws on the tradition of the masters but leans towards the future. His recordings for Origin Records have received critical acclaim and found large success on North American radio. His most recent release, Lone Prairie, looks to traditional cowboy songs and melodies of the frontier for inspiration, capturing the sweeping vistas of the western landscape through open vamps, searing solos and spacious grooves.
Corey Christiansen has a number of publications with Mel Bay and has conducted countless guitar clinics and concerts across the country and in Europe, South Africa and Australia. He has performed at many notable festivals and venues including the Smithsonian Institute, the Umbria Jazz Festival, the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, the Clearwater Jazz Festival, the Daytona Beach Jazz Festival, the Classic American Guitar Show, and the St. Louis Jazz Festival. He has also performed and/or recorded with Jimmy Bruno, John Pisano, James Moody, Jack Wilkins, Christian McBride, George Duke, Terri Lyne Carrington, Danny Gottlieb, and many, many others.
Mimi Fox - guitar; Phil Sparks - bass; Steve Korn - drums
Internationally renowned guitarist/composer/recording artist Mimi Fox has been named a winner in 6 consecutive Downbeat Magazine international critic's polls and has been recognized by writers and colleagues alike as one of the most eloquent guitarists on today's scene. In one of many feature stories, Guitar Player Magazine hailed Mimi as "a prodigious talent who has not only mastered the traditional forms but has managed to reinvigorate them."
Mimi has performed/recorded with some of the music world's most commanding players, including fellow guitarists Charlie Byrd, Stanley Jordan, Charlie Hunter, and Mundell Lowe, Grammy-nominated saxophonists Branford Marsalis, David Sanchez and Houston Person, and the late Don Lanphere, vocalists Abbey Lincoln, Diana Krall, Kevin Mahogany and Janis Siegel (Manhattan Transfer), B3 organ masters Joey DeFrancesco, Barbara Denerlein and Dr. Lonnie Smith, and powerhouse drummer Terri Lyne Carrington. She has also performed with legends Stevie Wonder and John Sebastian and with Patty Larkin's Vanguard Records-produced La Guitara project.
Guitarist and composer Gregg Belisle-Chi has been an active musician since the age of 14. He has maintained a busy career performing and recording in Jazz, Avant-Garde, Pop/Rock, Folk, and Chamber Ensembles. A passionate student of music, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornish College of the Arts where he studied with guitarists Dave Peterson and Michael Nicolella, multi-instrumentalist Jay Thomas, and composer Jim Knapp.
Colouri (cuh-LOHR-ee) is Gregg Belisle- Chi, Andrew J.S. (tenor saxophone), Carmen Rothwell (bass), and Chris Icasiano (drums). Originally assembled to play and honor the music of the late Paul Motian, the quartet has since begun composing original music inspired by the spirit and melodic vitality of Motian's oeuvre. Focusing on collective improvisation, Colouri is at once quiet as they are deft, and delicate as they are wild."
5216 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Reservations: (206) 789-5012
5300 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Reservations: (206) 789-5011
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