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Janus & Other Stories @ Seasons
August 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Logan Strosahl/Nick Sanders: Janus & Other Stories
Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019: 7:30 PM
Tickets: Balcony (no-alcohol, under-21): $12; General Admission (21+): $16 VIP Table Seating: $25
Like many musicians with roots in the Yakima Valley, Logan Strosahl has made a name for himself nationally and internationally with 4 well-reviewed CD releases on the Sunnyside jazz label. He is now scheduled to play his first full concert at The Seasons with his long time co-creator and musician, pianist Nick Sanders — a formidable bandleader in his own right.
Many have commented favorably on Logan’s short gig at our 2018 Holiday Open House with local star Ben Barg last Christmas. This would be a chance to hear a full concert of everything he is working on with a genius pianist and co-creater from Brooklyn, with whom he has played for over a decade.
The summer concert is scheduled for the dog days so tickets are cheap! This may be his last concert here for a while: he’s engaged in Berlin, Germany at a Music conservatory extending his skills and focus music composition – writing his next book (Book II) of the Arthur Legend to follow up his intriguing mash-up of 16th Century English polyphony and modern jazz released in 2017 (Arthur, Book I).
After a dozen years in Boston and New York jazz scene, Strosahl and Sanders as a dynamic duo are known to frequently engage in innovative and wild treatments of jazz standards, baroque masterpieces, and kicking original works. Between them, Strosahl & Sanders have 7 CDs released on Sunnyside Records in a variety of ensembles that position them in the vanguard of a new, eclectic jazz sensibility.
Strosahl is the son of Yakima residents and founders of The Seasons, Pat & Judy Strosahl. He has played saxophone since he first picked one up in 5th grade. After a middle and high-school career in the vibrant Seattle high school jazz band scene, Logan spent four years at the New England Conservatory in Boston, where he met pianist Nick Sanders and formed an immediate (and long term) musical connection that has blossomed professionally and creatively ever since, including one release on Sunnyside (“Janus”) that featured them together as a duo.
Sanders is a musical prodigy, trained in classical piano, but emerging from the rich New Orleans jazz scene, who arrived at New England Conservatory a year earlier than Strosahl. He trained there with Fred Hersch, one of the foremost modern jazz pianists, who has continued his interest in Sanders by being a co-producer on one of the three Sanders Sunnyside releases.
The Strosahl/Sanders duo’s distinctive musical footprint is an entertaining, wide-ranging taste and style, that has won rave reviews in the jazz press. It features music as distinct as French baroque, renaissance vocalizing, dissonant modern classical, as well as loving and fresh treatments of more traditional jazz, and just irresistible jazz balladry informed by improvised polyphony of a high order.