Archive for June, 2014

MCMC Spitehouse series has ended

The Tuesday night Monktail Spitehouse series has ended. Respect and thanks to the organizers and all who participated.



Ton Trio II (Oak), Ask The Ages, Stephen Fandrich: Royal Room 6/30

Monktail Creative Music Concern Presents:
Ton Trio II
Ask The Ages
Stephen Fandrich

Monday, June 30, 8pm
Royal Room

Ton Trio II features Aram Shelton on alto saxophone, Scott Brown on bass, and Alex Vittum on drums. They are an avant/modern jazz trio that thrive in and out of conventional structure. Drawing from Shelton’s bright and even folk-like compositions, the trio weaves continuously through melody, rhythm, and texture with written parts that serve as entry points for spacious improvisations. All three members play almost continuously, keeping the voices of melody, harmony and rhythm on an even level. Learn more at

Ask the Ages is a Seattle, Washington-based avant-jazz band. Formed in 2010, the group includes: Greg Campbell (drums and percussion), Steven Bell (vibraphone ), Brian Heaney (guitar), Kate Olson (sax/woodwinds) and John Seman (bass). Influences are Sonny Sharrock, Sun Ra, Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders. Learn more at

Stephen Fandrich began learning piano at age thirteen by rote form his father Darrell Fandrich, a gifted pianist and renowned piano technician. His is a true talent at the piano, however, he is better known as an overtone singer and founder/director of the Seattle Harmonic Voices. He is also currently an active member of the Monktail Creative Music Concern and instrument curator/performer for Gamelan Pacifica.