Thu, May 19


Washington Center for the Performing Art

Julia Keefe Indigenous Big Band

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Time & Location

May 19, 7:30 PM

Washington Center for the Performing Art, 512 Washington St SE, Olympia, WA 98501, USA

About the event

The Julia Keefe Indigenous Big Band carries on the tradition of storytelling and song through an all-Indigenous 12-piece band comprised of some of the jazz world's most respected Indigenous jazz musicians today.

This ensemble represents a wide range of Indigenous cultures, from South America to Canada and Northeast to Southwest Indigenous Americas. Together they represent a long silenced, long-forgotten chapter of jazz history: the participation, contribution, and legacy of Indigenous people in jazz. A legacy that seasoned composers Julia Keefe and co-Director Delbert Anderson carry forward through original works inspired by the songs and rhythms of their Native heritage reimagined through the language and stylings of jazz.