Native Jazz Quartet – April 19

Native Jazz Quartet – April 19

The Native Jazz Quartet features Jason Marsalis (youngest brother of Wynton and Branford Marsalis) on vibes, Reuel Lubag on piano, Ed Littlefield on drums and Christian Fabian on bass.

This band is a hard swinging high energy performance act based on the swing/bebop tradition but uses only native/folk melodies in their arrangements. Everyone in the band represents a different culture; Ed – Alaska native/Tlinggit, Reuel is Filipino, Jason is African American/New Orleans and Christian is Swedish/German.

The NJQ will be featured on radio live at KPLU the day before the concert and we are so excited to have this group of world-class musicians. They have won awards and toured all over including Alaska, Guatemala, and Bolivia.

See more at:

http://www.nativejazzquartet.com

 Toma Villa – Native American Artist of the Yakima Nation

This sensational artist draws his inspiration from his culture and heritage. He is gifted in mediums of painting, airbrushing, printmaking, sculpture and iron casting.

 

“My abilities in art range from graffiti, iron casting, painting, airbrushing, printmaking, sculpture to design. The roots of my art have always been graffiti art. I get a lot of my inspiration from various places, from cities I have traveled to and paintings I have seen such as Salvador Dali’s work in a museum or Saber’s murals on the streets.” -Toma

Raised in Portland, OR, a lot of his work is inspired by his time fishing the Columbia River with his family out of Cooks Landing.  He uses his experiences as a fisherman and have encapsulated them in his work.

Here is a beautiful mural he did for Chief Joseph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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