Racer Sessions

Sundays, 8-10pm at Cafe Racer in Seattle, WA

Janna Webbon - February 22, 2015

“We are presenting a piece that I performed with Renew Music Group at Baylor in 2013. The idea started with Matt Shaver and Alex Phillips, and we as a group of 8 amended and added to the idea. We wanted a performance piece to comment on political elections and how the public creates a persona for what might as well be a blank slate. The name, “Casting,” is kind of a double entendre. You are casting a vote for someone by painting on a person, but you are also casting them in a role that is preconceived in your mind. The musicians improvise according to what each member of the audience paints.

In the incarnation of this piece at Racer Sessions, we invite the audience to paint on a single person using primary colors.”

Janna Webbon, violin
Daniel Webbon, drums
Andrew Olmstead, keyboard

*Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, the opening set was not recorded. Our apologies!!*

Improv 1: Qoqo (painted subject), Aaron Otheim (keyboard), Luke Bergman (e. bass), Mike Gebhart (drums)

Improv 2: David Balatero (bass), Thomas Campbell (drums), Janna Webbon (violin)

Improv 3: Dio Jean-Baptiste (drums), Bryan Lineberry (alto sax), Bill Kautz (trumpet), Phinehas M Nyang'Oro (bass), Aaron Otheim (keyboard)

Improv 4: Luke Bergman (bass), Carol Weber (voice), Ryan Beckley (keyboard), Chris Icasiano (drums)

Improv 5: Andrew Olmstead (keyboard), Daniel Webbon (drums), Katie Jacobson (voice)

Improv 6: Dio Jean-Baptiste (keyboard), Mike Gebhart (drums), Luke Bergman (bass), Aaron Otheim (keyboard), Bryan Lineberry (alto sax)

Improv 7: Aaron Otheim (keyboard), Phinehas M Nyang'Oro (voice), Thomas Campbell (drums)

Improv 8: Luke Bergman (bass), Inge Chiles (voice), Aaron Otheim (drums), Daniel Webbon (keyboard)