Monktailfest: Non Grata/Special O.P.S. at Earshot Jazz Festival
NON GRATA is the flagship big band of Seattle’s rabble rousing Monktail Creative Music Concern. Celebrating 15 years of improvised mayhem, Monktail founders bassist John Seman and drummer Mark Ostrowski have whipped up an orchestra of fiery NW legends for this rare performance.
Non Grata doses their large-scale free improvisation with cued material, comet chasing the cosmic trails of Sun Ra’s Arkestra, The Mothers, and Globe Unity Orchestra. Bay area guitarist Stephen Parris reunites with Ostrowski & Seman for an opening set by sonic spelunking noise guerrillas Special O.P.S.
Monday, October 26 – 7:30 – 9:30pm
The Royal Room
5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98118