from The Seattle Times:

The three-week experimental jazz series “Is That Jazz?” concludes Thursday night with headliner Elliott Sharp. The New York guitarist will perform solo on a shared bill with the trio Triptet, featuring saxophonist Michael Monhart, percussionist Greg Campbell and guitarist Tom Baker, the festival organizer.

In a recent interview, Sharp said he likes the experimental format because he’s always been drawn to “sonic extremes,” be it Jimi Hendrix or Jeff Beck. In his set on Thursday, he’ll play an acoustic guitar with an internal microphone, and manipulate the sound with an electronic bow and a laptop computer.

Intrigued? Give it a listen at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle; suggested donation $15, all ages (206-234-5667 or

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