Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Hazmat Modine to Appear at Jazz Alley, Seattle, WA, July 23rd and 24th, 2013

Wade Schuman at Porgy and Bess in Vienna

By E. Joyce Glasgow, www.artsandculturescene.com

Following on the heels of three highly successful performances at the 2013 Vancouver Folk Music Festival, New York octet, Hazmat Modine, will be appearing for two nights only at the Jazz Alley, in Seattle, WA, on July 23rd and 24th. Hazmat Modine uniquely blends sophisticated jazz, gritty blues, and a foot-stomping, down home feel, into a New Orleans meets Eastern European gumbo that is appealing and infectious and explores the musical roots of many cultures, embracing a world music feel, with tastes of Jamaican, Hawaii, Rhythm and Blues, old timey, Hokum Jugband and early twentieth century jazz. This will be their first appearance at the Jazz Alley. Wade Schuman, lead vocals/guitar/lute guitar/ diatonic harmonica, is joined by seasoned musicians, Rachelle Garniez, accordion/vocals/ claviola/composer; Richard Huntley,drums/percussion; Steve Elson, saxophones/clarinet/duduk/flute; Joseph Daley, Tuba; Pamela Fleming, trumpet/fleugelhorn; Michael Gomez, acoustic/electric guitars/steel guitar and Erik Della Penna, guitar/banjitar, vocals.They performed a rousing solo set at Vancouver, garnering an enthusiastic new fan base for their first appearance in Vancouver B.C. They followed with amazing jams with two other large ensembles at the festival, pop/jazz octet, The Cat Empire (also appearing in Seattle on July 23rd, at Neumos) of Melbourne, Australia and with the Debo Band, a large Ethiopian music band, based in Boston. Coincidentally, the Debo Band also features the tuba as one of their instruments.Hazmat Modine has a very large following in Europe and spends most of their performance time over there and in New York City. It is a special opportunity to welcome them to the Pacific Northwest for their first performances in this region. Don't miss them if you are in the Seattle area. Please see videos below to get a feel for their music. For more information about Hazmat Modine visit  www.hazmatmodine.com. For more information about Dimitrio's Jazz Alley, visit www.jazzalley.com

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